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(615) 322-6222

(615) 343-6003

On Campus:
355 Commons
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Mailing Address:
Department of Political Science
PMB 0505
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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Department of Political Science
Vanderbilt University
230 Appleton Place
355 Commons
Nashville, TN 37203

The Department of Political Science is a diverse group of active scholars dedicated to intellectual discovery and teaching excellence.

Our faculty expertise spans American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Political Methodology. We are home to many research centers and programs, including the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, the Global Feminisms Collaborative, the Latin American Public Opinion Project, and the Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab. We regularly bring a wide variety of experts to Vanderbilt’s campus through the many speaker series and conferences we organize.

We are committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. We are large enough to meet most students' interests and provide broad academic training, but small enough to be a supportive, friendly community. The department offers the perfect balance for ambitious and accomplished graduate and undergraduate students.



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