The Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations covers several academic sub-fields, but runs one single PhD program, the Doctoral Program in Political Science.
The structure of the Doctoral Program in Political Science is based on a system of ‘tracks’ (areas of specialization, or ‘majors’). The tracks represent academic fields / sub-fields or research areas that reflect the major strengths and interests of our faculty.
Each PhD student in the program belongs to a track, and faculty members are also affiliated with one (or sometimes more) tracks. Tracks have their own curriculum within the program, with track-specific core courses and advanced topics courses. If you are planning to apply to our PhD program, click here to learn more about how to choose your track.
The five tracks are:
- Comparative Politics (CP)
- Political Economy (PE)
- Political Theory (PT)
- International Relations (IR)
- Public Policy (PP)
Please click on the links or the menu items on the left to read more about these tracks.