Ph.D Program Overview
The goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare students to conduct research, teach, or work in applied settings at the best institutions in the United States and abroad. For more information, take a look at our recent placement record. To achieve this goal, the program specifies the distribution of courses, the substance and timing of requirements, the forms of faculty supervision, and the criteria for advancement within the program. However, students have great flexibility in choice of courses. Since we have an incoming class of fewer than 10 students, courses are small and the interaction between graduate students and faculty this facilitates is one of the strengths of the program.
For up-to-date descriptions of program requirements, please see the Politics Doctoral Handbook and the GSAS Bulletin.
Co-Authoring with Faculty
The intense nature and small class-size of the program provides ample opportunity to collaborate and co-author research papers with faculty.
All incoming PhD students are fully funded. Please visit GSAS' Fellowships and Assistantships page for more information on the Henry M. MacCracken Program for doctoral students.