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About

The Department of Political Science at Notre Dame offers students outstanding opportunities for intellectual growth, professional development, and success in their careers. We are home to more than 500 majors, 80 Ph.D. students, and over 45 tenure-track or tenured professors.
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Graduate Program

The Ph.D. program in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science offers students outstanding opportunities for intellectual growth, professional development, and success in their careers.
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Undergraduate Program

Political Science is one of Notre Dame’s most popular majors, with over 50 different undergraduate courses to choose from every semester, and over 45 outstanding and accessible faculty members—12 of whom have received teaching awards.

Upcoming Events

Feb 29

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

ND Democracy Talk: "The Student Becomes the Teacher: German Lessons for American Democracy" with Bill Donahue

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Bill Donahue is the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities
Concurrent Professor of Film, Television & Theater; Professor of European Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs; Director of the Initiative for Global Europe, Keough School of Global Affairs…

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Mar 1

Friday Mar 1, 2024

Rooney Center Seminar: "The Development of an Issue Public: Evidence from The Eras Tour" with Jeff Harden and Erin Rossiter

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Jeff Harden specializes in American politics and political methodology. His research agenda in American politics focuses on political representation, public policy diffusion, and state politics. His methodology interests include interpretation and communication of statistical models, network inference, and simulation. His most recent book is The Illusion of Accountability: Transparency and Representation in American Legislatures (Cambridge, 2022). He has also published articles in several journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and British Journal of Political Science.…

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