Political Science, PhD


Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Traditional Online

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Political Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities—through both theory and practice—to excel in comparative politics, international relations, public administration, and/or American politics.

This PhD plan prepares you for a rewarding career in higher education, research, or public service in a choice of emphases. Your coursework will include the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation.

Program highlights:

  • Learn from internationally known faculty who help you define, design, and carry out original scholarly research projects in political science.

  • Choose American Politics, Public Administration, International Relations, or Comparative Politics as a specialization.

  • Publish in academic journals before graduation.


  • Flagstaff

Minimum units for completion 63
Additional admissions requirements Admission requirements above admission to NAU are required.

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