Doctorate Degrees in Political Science

Compare 28 PhD Programs in Political Science

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 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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Ph.D. in Political Science

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government, and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship. [+]

Political Science

Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government, and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship.

What to Expect

As a political science major, you will be selecting courses from fields such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public administration and policy, and political theory, while also developing one or two individualized areas of interest.

You will learn how to research the answers to important questions related to politics, political values, and public policy. You will benefit from a wide variety of course offerings and have the opportunity to complete a public service internship to gain hands-on experience.... [-]


Ph.D. in International Conflict Management

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Kennesaw

The PhD in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University (KSU) currently has students from around the world, creating a dynamic, yet intimate, educational environment. International Conflict Management is a field that currently has few opportunities for advanced training. [+]

Welcome

The PhD in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University (KSU) currently has students from around the world, creating a dynamic, yet intimate, educational environment. International Conflict Management is a field that currently has few opportunities for advanced training. This PhD program offers several key elements unavailable in most other doctoral programs in this field to top-quality, advanced graduate students. Each doctoral student, after completing the core courses, is given the flexibility to focus their studies in their desired area.

Overview

The PhD in International Conflict Management is one of only a few such programs available in North America. PhD students accepted into the program receive broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities that draw on an array of academic disciplines. Graduates will be able to address problems from a sophisticated knowledge base of substantive, theoretical, practical, and methodological approaches.... [-]


PhD Politics and International Relations

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Offering supervision in most subject areas, the School of Politics and International Relations is a thriving and dynamic center for PhD study. [+]

Research overview

Offering supervision in most subject areas, the School of Politics and International Relations is a thriving and dynamic center for PhD study.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

We encourage our students to play an active role in the school's research centers and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole.

The school runs a weekly colloquium for postgraduate research students, giving you the opportunity to present your work in front of other research students and staff with similar research interests.

Politics and international relations research areas include:... [-]


PhD Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Gratz College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 5 years September 2018 USA Philadelphia

The Doctor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Gratz College is designed for students already holding a graduate degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, history, or another related discipline. Doctoral students will engage in a meta-study of genocide to understand the phenomenon from a comprehensive range of academic approaches—historical, sociological, geographical, psychological, legal, theological and scientific—to inform their dissertations while reviewing the significant literature and conducting in-depth original research in the field. [+]

Program Overview

The Doctor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Gratz College is designed for students already holding a graduate degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, history, or another related discipline. Doctoral students will engage in a meta-study of genocide to understand the phenomenon from a comprehensive range of academic approaches—historical, sociological, geographical, psychological, legal, theological and scientific—to inform their dissertations while reviewing the significant literature and conducting in-depth original research in the field.

Curriculum Map

Total Degree = 48 credits

Required Core Courses = 21 credits

Unveiling the Underpinnings of Genocide Gender and Genocide II Genocide in the Modern World Genocide and International Law A Geographical Approach to the Study of the Holocaust The Psychology and Sociology of Altruism and Rescue Post-Genocide Theology ... [-]

PhD in Political Science, Public Policy Track

Central European University, School of Public Policy
Campus Full time September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary. [+]

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary.

Modern policymaking, devoted to the principles of good governance, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, needs to be based on a sound academic analysis. The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is designed for scholars interested in conducting research on the cause, function, nature, and outcome of public policy.

The program prepares graduate students for careers in both academic and applied research institutions. Core courses focus on the development of professional level research and analytical skills in the fields of European and international public policy, comparative policy analysis, and political economy.... [-]


PhD in Political Science

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Flagstaff

Our doctoral plan is designed to provide you with: preparation for a career in higher education, tools for effective research, knowledge, and skills to work effectively in private and public service. [+]

Our doctoral plan is designed to provide you with:

Preparation for a career in higher education Tools for effective research Knowledge and skills to work effectively in private and public service Requirements

For this plan, you must complete the following 78-81 units:

63 units of coursework approved by your plan adviser At least 15-18 units of dissertation credits

To accommodate individual plans of study, you may be required to:

Take an additional 18-39 units to meet language or research requirements Take the professional development seminar Allow for reading of comprehensive exams and dissertation research as specified by your adviser

You must choose between three emphases:... [-]


PhD in Political Science

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon [+]

Programme description:

The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon the existing expertise within the Department of Politics and European Studies (DPES) at Palacký University.

The three – year PhD program in political science is profiled as a modern political science study accentuating four key pillars:

highly professional theoretical preparedness; a thorough methodological and analytical preparedness; the scientific-pedagogical erudition; professional language skills. ... [-]

PhD in Urban Development and Governance

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Online Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

As a combination of urban management and governance, this Ph.D. program provides a unique academic experience that is highly relevant to today’s world. [+]

Ph.D. on Urban Development and Governance

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

What will I learn?

The Ph.D. program focuses on creating an academic-to-practice environment which will prepare students to be experts in their field. While students are required to be at IHS for three months a year during which they will form the base of their skills and knowledge, they are also allowed to conduct research elsewhere for the rest of the year.

What can I look forward to in this program?

A custom-made list of courses to choose from, designed to accompany through the stages of their Ph.D. and line up with their focuses Working with internationally-renowned experts in their field Working on real-life cases Making professional connections all over the world A flexible working environment ... [-]

PhD in Political Science

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 - 8 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The study programme 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, [+]

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.

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

The doctoral degree programme is guided by the Rules for the organization of study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and higher legal standards of Charles University.... [-]


PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

The mission of the PhD program in Political and International Relations at Koç University is to educate world-class academics and public policy professionals. The objective is to equip our [+]

PhD in Political Science and International Relations

The mission of the PhD program in Political and International Relations at Koç University is to educate world-class academics and public policy professionals. The objective is to equip our students with the training that will enable them to contribute to topnotch research and teaching in respectable institutions in Turkey and abroad. The faculty members of the Department have active research agendas and are internationally renowned for their research and expertise in a wide variety of areas including the list below. In addition to reflecting these strengths, the program and curriculum are designed to endow students with firm foundations in comparative politics, international relations, and political theory, and with cutting-edge qualitative as well as quantitative research skills. During their studies, students have generous opportunities to gain international experience through exchanges with prestigious institutions. They also become active contributors to the research activities of the department and gain teaching experience through assistantships.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Politics and International Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field. [+]

PhD Degree in Politics and International Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field.

To be considered for entry into the PhD programme, applicants must possess a well-advanced degree in Politics equivalent in level and content to the Department's MSc, although applications from individuals with related degrees in cognate disciplines will also be considered. Guidelines for Research Proposals can be found here.... [-]


PhD in Diplomacy and International Affairs

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Washington Gambia Gambia Online + 3 more

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

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OVERVIEW:

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the general public its flagship external (distance or online) degree program called the EUCLID Online Doctorate in Diplomacy and International Affairs (DDIA). (Note: This field of study or specialization is sometimes called "International Relations.") It is the only online Ph.D. program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATION:

In the application of international standards, EUCLID's Doctorate in Diplomacy and International Affairs represents 90 US credits (120 ECTS) of coursework beyond the Bachelor's. In practice, students typically enter the DDIA with a relevant Master's degree, complete 30 to 35 US credits of core doctoral courses, followed by the actual writing of the dissertation in 5 phases. The resulting thesis should be a publishable book offering a clear contribution to the field and establishing the author as a subject-matter expert. Among the suggested areas of focus are:... [-]


PhD Early Stage Researchers for ‘Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism’ (FATIGUE)

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 Hungary Budapest

FATIGUE is the project of five universities, aiming to explain and interpret the transition fatigue of post-Communist societies. Following the collapse of state socialism, the liberalization of public life, the democratization of politics, the abolition of state-run economies and the introduction of markets commenced in the states of the former Soviet bloc. [+]

OPEN POSITIONS

We are looking for Early Stage Researchers for this project!

The Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of World Economy, is seeking to appoint three high-caliber Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to join the Marie SkłodowskaCurie Innovative Training Network on ‘Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism’ (FATIGUE).

Application deadline: 28th February 2018

Position: Early Stage Researcher

Location: Corvinus University of Budapest (Years 1 and 3), and University College London or University of Tartu (Year 2)

Working Time: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Duration: Fixed-Term (1st August 2018 – 31st July 2021)... [-]


Doctor of Diplomacy (DDipl)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 72 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

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. [+]

Overview

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.

The DDipl consists of two parts. Full-time students can expect to complete the degree in three to four years. The taught part of the course will last for two academic years if you’re a full-time student. In your final year (with the option of applying for a one-year extension), PhD candidates will complete a thesis within about one year. This thesis will enable you to reflect on pertinent issues of diplomacy in light of the theory and conceptual knowledge you have gained over the course of your degree – as well as through your independent research.... [-]


PhD in Politics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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.

Admission requirements

To gain entrance into this programme a student needs a good pass mark at Master’s level.

Contact details

Name: Prof Deon Geldenhuys Tel: 011 559 2894 / Email: deong@uj.ac.za

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