Graduate Study in Political Science
The Department of Political Science offers a comprehensive curriculum leading to a Master’s (MA) Degree or to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The Department’s Graduate Handbook provides detailed information about the program, including information about the fields available to students, program requirements, funding, and so on. Upon completing the PhD program, many of our graduates have assumed tenure track positions at colleges and universities, including the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia Wesleyan University, Longwood University, and Wright State University. In addition, PhD and MA students have assumed positions in government agencies and non-profit institutions, such as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Foreign Service in the U.S. Department of State, upon completion of their degrees.
on how to apply to the PhD and MA programs, including information about key dates.
Political Science Department Application
Letters of Recommendation
- Online graduate application to WVU
Resources for Current Students and Faculty
- Comprehensive Field Examination Information, Including the Schedule of Exams for the Academic Year 2012-2013