Student Resources

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

Comprehensive Examinations

Field Expectations for Annual Reviews


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.

2014 TravelND Guide for Political Science Graduate Students

5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

A guaranteed postdoc for students who finish in five years.