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Indiana University Bloomington

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Prospective Students

The Indiana University Department of Political Science invites your application to our top-ranked Ph.D program, and hopes that you will consider joining the ranks of our hundreds of graduates who have gone on to successful careers in academia and beyond. (See the following summary of our NRC rankings.)

Our program is designed to meet the distinctive needs of individual graduate students: we remain a “full coverage” department covering the most important areas of the discipline, while at the same time maintaining –like all top departments-- a number of special strengths. Though well trained in their chosen specialties, our graduates have avoided the kind of hyper-specialization that limits cross-fertilization and the adaptability essential to intellectual and professional growth. Not surprisingly, they have found employment at many prestigious colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad.

If you would like to pursue research on any of a stunning range of topics with our prestigious faculty, the Indiana University Department of Political Science may be the place for you.