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 Manual

A detailed description of the graduate program in Political Science.

2018-2019 Comprehensive Exam Dates

  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Comprehensive Examinations and Guidelines

Field Expectations for Annual Reviews

Grants and Fellowships 

A number of Notre Dame centers and institutes offer grants for students' research and professional development, as well as conference presentation. Visit the Office of Grants and Fellowships for more details on funding opportunities. 


Travel and Expense Reporting

The University has converted to a mandatory electronic reporting system. Use the TravelND Guide to assist you in your expense reporting. Please direct any specific questions to the Graduate Program Coordinator.