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Political Science

Program Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy in political science program enhances your leadership and research skills while you specialize in American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory or public administration. You will build upon your theoretical knowledge, writing and research skills while you further specialize your focus.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Political Science

Area(s) of Emphasis

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration
  • International Relations

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall May 1 July 15
Spring October 1 December 10
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Political Science
Zulauf Hall 415
Program website
(815) 753-1011

Director of Graduate Studies:
Michael Clark
mclark12@niu.edu
(815) 753-7054

Application Contact: 
Kim Wilson
kwilson8@niu.edu
(815) 753-1011

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