Majors & Minors
Pursue a degree or take courses in political science or international relations.
Discover notable individuals with Rochester degrees in political science or international relations.
Our PhD program is one of the most rigorous and successful programs in the nation.
- Gretchen Helmke's article (with Levitsky) is most cited in Perspectives on Politics
- Bethany Lacina publishes piece in Monkey Cage
- PhD alumnus Daniel Diermeier named Chancellor of Vanderbilt University
- David Baron receives 2019 William H. Riker Prize
- PhD alumnus Arthur Spirling receives emerging scholar award
Recent PhD Placements
- Peter Bils — Vanderbilt University
- Zuheir Desai -- Princeton University (post-doc) and IE School of Global and Public Affairs
- Jeheung Ryu -- Princeton University (post-doc)
- Sergio Ascensio Bonfil — University of New Mexico
- Chitralekha Basu — University of Cologne
- Emiel Awad — London School of Economics (post-doc)
- Shichao Ma — Samba TV (Associate Data Scientist)
- Yu Wang — Facebook
Rochester alumni can be found in a range of fields, from law to business to education to government to sports. Explore the alumni network to make a connection!
Meet our Alumni
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