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The University of Texas at Dallas Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science
The University of Texas at Dallas

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science

Richardson, USA

4 Years

English

Full time

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USD 18,276 / per semester

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Introduction

The Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science provides a rigorous, disciplinary program with strong multidisciplinary links. The program consists of innovative, state-of-the-science graduate education in political methodology and the fields of comparative politics and international relations; law and courts; and political institutions and American politics.

In the first two years of the program, students acquire research skills and tools, work on research projects, and acquaint themselves with professional norms in the discipline. Later, they have opportunities to develop their instructional and presentation skills and to conduct a research answering important questions in the field.

Mission Statement

The Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science provides a rigorous, disciplinary program with strong multidisciplinary links. The Program consists of innovative, state-of-the-science graduate education in political methodology and the fields of Comparative Politics and International Relations; Law and Courts; and Political Institutions and American Politics. In the first two years of the program, students acquire research skills and tools, work on research projects, and acquaint themselves with professional norms in the discipline. Later, they have opportunities to develop their instructional and presentation skills and to conduct a research answering an important question (or questions) in the field. Throughout, the emphasis is placed on preparing students for life after graduate school in academia, government, or industry.

Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply political science and other social scientific theories to research questions.
  • Students will develop the ability to apply advanced methodological training in understanding important political and social questions.
  • Students will develop advanced skills in professional communication appropriate for presentation to professional audiences in academia, government, or industry.

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