The following resources aid current graduate students in planning their doctoral program, funding their attendance and conferences, and participating in the departmental community.
Graduate Student Manuals
A detailed description of the graduate program in Political Science. Manuals are in (PDF) format.
2017-2018 Comprehensive Exam Dates
- Tuesday, May 23, 2017
- Saturday, September 16, 2017
- Saturday, January 20, 2018
- Tuesday, May 22, 2018
- American Politics Comprehensive Exam
- Comparative Politics Comprehensive Exam
- Constitutional Studies Comprehensive Exam
- International Relations Comprehensive Exam
- Political Theory Comprehensive Exam
- Previous Comprehensive Exam Questions
Field Expectations for Annual Reviews
- American Politics Expectations for Annual Reviews
- Comparative Politics Expectations for Annual Reviews
- Constitutional Studies Expectations for Annual Reviews
- International Relations Expectations for Annual Reviews
- Political Theory Expectations for Annual Reviews
- Advising Agreement
- Publication Submission Form
- Grant Proposal Submission Form
- Internal Graduate Student Payment Form
- Transfer Credit Form
- Academic Year Funding Application and Progress Report
- Semester Evaluation Form
Travel and Expense Reporting
Effective July 1, 2011, the University has converted to a mandatory electronic reporting system. Click the link below for a guide to the system. Please direct any specific questions to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
A guaranteed postdoc for students who finish in five years.