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.

Comprehensive Examinations


2017-2018 Comprehensive Exam Dates

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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

Course Descriptions

View the course descriptions from the past five years.

5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

A guaranteed postdoc for students who finish in five years.

Funding Gateway

View the external grant and fellowship opportunities available.

Student Directory

A listing of graduate students with areas of study, email addresses and websites.

Political Science Graduate Organization (PoGo)

POGO organizes professional career development events and social activities for graduate students.

Graduate Career Services

Receive guidance on future career paths here

GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society

The GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program where students explore environmental challenges from different perspectives through innovative training in leadership, communications, and policy-making. Open to graduate students in all disciplines with environmental and global health research interests, the GLOBES certificate recognizes a student's ability to extend research in new directions, produce interdisciplinary scholarship, and become an effective communicator across disciplines. GLOBES Certificate students are eligible for mini-grant awards to support interdisciplinary research.


GLOBES Director, Jessica Hellmann  

Program Administrator, Ginna Anderson at

GLOBES Flyer 2014 (602 KB)

Calendars of Importance for Graduate Students