Doctor of Philosophy - Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is pleased to announce a new Ph.D. program in Political Science. The substantive emphasis of the program will be Global Studies. The Ph.D. program offers major concentrations in Comparative Politics and International Relations, and minor concentrations in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory.

Globalization is a dominant characteristic of politics in the twenty-first century. The program focuses on the causes, consequences, and limitations of the political, economic, and cultural aspects of globalization.

The Ph.D. program is intended to prepare its graduates for careers in academic institutions, government (at all levels), and business and industry. Increasingly, a cross-national, cross-cultural understanding of political processes is essential for education, public policy, and commerce.

In a number of ways, Las Vegas is an ideal site for such a program. Las Vegas is a popular destination for international travelers, and Las Vegas firms have launched enterprises in a number of nations around the world.

Learning Objectives

  • To prepare students for job opportunities in higher education and the private sector.
  • To develop advanced theoretical and methodological knowledge in the major fields of Political Science.
  • To allow students to acquire the appropriate research skills to engage in high quality original scholarship.
  • To develop the ability to write competent, sophisticated research publishable in peer-reviewed outlets.

Graduate Catalog

This is the official repository of graduate program requirements, graduate program handbooks, and Graduate College policies.

Representative Syllabi