The main objective of the PhD program is to produce professional political scientists. More specifically, the program is intended to provide students with an opportunity to pursue advanced studies as well as engage in independent research in political science. It is also designed to train individuals to be competent in their professions particularly in teaching and research in the fields of both the private and public sectors. Being in the program offers students the opportunity to work with and learn from leading scholars working in the major areas of the discipline.
Students come from different professional backgrounds including the government bureaucracy and the private sector. Students in the program are able to engage its faculty as well as a larger academic community in identifying and responding a wide array of important epistemological, ontological, and methodological questions about politics. Both faculty and students share a deep commitment to excellence in relevant, critical, and cutting edge research in political science.
Graduates eventually move on to pursue careers in research and teaching as well as in government, international organizations, business, and other institutions beyond academe. Graduates of the PhD program can be found in political science departments in many of the leading universities of the country.
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