Political Science

Program Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy in political science program enhances your leadership and research skills while you specialize in American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory or public administration. You will build on your existing theoretical knowledge, writing and research skills while you further specialize in one of five subfields of study.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Political Science

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration
  • International Relations

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall January 15 January 15

Contact Us

Department of Political Science
Zulauf Hall 415
Program website
815-753-1011

Director of Graduate Studies
April Clark
aclark9@niu.edu

Application Contact
pols@niu.edu
815-753-1011

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