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31 PhD Programs in Political Science

A PhD Political Science degree is designed for individuals that wish to contribute to the understanding of political phenomena and who are capable of significant research that adds to the current knowledge base in this field of study. Graduates holding a PhD Political Science degree are prepared for careers in academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. There a… Read more

A PhD Political Science degree is designed for individuals that wish to contribute to the understanding of political phenomena and who are capable of significant research that adds to the current knowledge base in this field of study. Graduates holding a PhD Political Science degree are prepared for careers in academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.

There are many programs internationally offering PhD Political Science degrees. These may examine local political systems as well as international political systems. Candidates pursuing a PhD Political Science are required to complete extensive research and a dissertation or thesis, which then must be defended in front of a panel of experts in the field. Some PhD Political Science programs may also require coursework, teaching, and seminars.

A PhD Political Science degree can open many doors for career opportunities. Take a look through the program options below and find the university for you!

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University of Stirling
Stirling , United Kingdom

This course brings together best practice in academic learning and professional expertise. A unique feature of the face-to-face and practical aspect of the course is weekend s ... +

This course brings together best practice in academic learning and professional expertise. A unique feature of the face-to-face and practical aspect of the course is weekend seminars, which maximise your opportunities for discussion of key issues and flexible delivery. The suite of modules includes diplomatic simulations and negotiation exercises, which can also be taken à la carte. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 72 months
English
Campus
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu , USA

The Doctorate of Political Science program provides students with valuable, comprehensive knowledge of government and global politics, preparing them to analyze complex politi ... +

The Doctorate of Political Science program provides students with valuable, comprehensive knowledge of government and global politics, preparing them to analyze complex political problems and recognize potential solutions in both the public and private sectors. The Doctorate of Political Science program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Online
 
Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Madrid , Spain

The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in t ... +

The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of economics and government. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish
Campus
 

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University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana , Slovenia

The joint doctoral study programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle) is interdisciplinary oriented, as it contains subjects (content) from legal, eco ... +

The joint doctoral study programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle) is interdisciplinary oriented, as it contains subjects (content) from legal, economic, managerial, organisational and information sciences. Students have a wide choice of courses (content) within the individual disciplines, which means they can choose the courses (content) in all study fields (disciplines) they are interested in. -
PhD
Part-time
3 years
English, Slovenian
Campus
 
Corvinus University of Budapest
Budapest , Hungary

The Doctoral School of Political Science was accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) in 2002. The accreditation was confirmed by the following resolutions: H ... +

The Doctoral School of Political Science was accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) in 2002. The accreditation was confirmed by the following resolutions: HAC 2009. X. 2 (2009/7/XII/2/); MAB 2014. XII. 12 (2014/10/XIV/51/2/757). The Doctoral School is registered at the HAC with number DVA1818/I/2002. -
PhD
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun , Hong Kong

The Doctor of Policy Studies programme has flexible delivery modes and strong experiential learning elements including field visits, and academic workshops and seminars. The f ... +

The Doctor of Policy Studies programme has flexible delivery modes and strong experiential learning elements including field visits, and academic workshops and seminars. The field visits (including overseas tours) are to ensure that students understand the current mindsets and practices regarding policy studies in other countries and can conduct their research from an international perspective, without simply relying on textbooks, journals, and other publications. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 72 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Prague , Czech Republic

A Ph.D. by research is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and ... +

A Ph.D. by research is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and publishable results. A UNYP Ph.D. by research usually requires a minimum of three years, during which time there should be three publications, in literature approved by the University of Bolton. These publications should be in relation to the student's thesis and area of expertise and should develop the student’s knowledge of the subject. The award of this Ph.D. is based purely on these three published works and as such rewards on-going activities rather than additional work. -
PhD PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
Online
 
World Executive Education Institute
Pasadena , USA

The international political economy program offers an education focused on helping individuals succeed in the dynamic global workforce. These skills include critical thinking, ... +

The international political economy program offers an education focused on helping individuals succeed in the dynamic global workforce. These skills include critical thinking, knowledge of multiple cultures, and cultural contexts, rigorous research skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in an array of environments. Students will be prepared for analytical and administrative positions in the public, nonprofit and private sectors related to international affairs. -
PhD
Part-time
15 - 20 months
English
Online
 
Boston College
Boston , USA

The department's course offerings are organized in four fields: Political Theory, American Politics, International Politics, and Comparative Politics.

The department's course offerings are organized in four fields: Political Theory, American Politics, International Politics, and Comparative Politics. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
EUCLID (Euclid University)
Washington , USA +1 More

The only online Ph.D. program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents.

The only online Ph.D. program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Online
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague , Czech Republic

The field is aimed at local, regional, macro-regional, continental, and global problems of the landscape sphere. The aiming is based on the study of the development of Nature ... +

The field is aimed at local, regional, macro-regional, continental, and global problems of the landscape sphere. The aiming is based on the study of the development of Nature - Sociogeographical interaction on different hierarchy levels. The study is aimed at regions of the Czech Republic and foreign countries as well. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam , Netherlands

As a combination of urban management and governance, this PhD programme provides a unique academic experience that is highly relevant to today’s world.

As a combination of urban management and governance, this PhD programme provides a unique academic experience that is highly relevant to today’s world. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research, is ... +

A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research, is required. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Prague 6 , Czech Republic

The study program is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowle ... +

The study program is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government (changes in political systems, with a special emphasis on development trends connected with modernization and democratization, other issues of comparative analysis, including national and regional identities, or the analysis of individual elements of political systems). -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London , United Kingdom +1 More

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in ... +

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in this faculty allow access to the specialization in which the student can choose the topics of your interest in order to design a program fully adapted to his vocation. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 

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