For Current Students
Review the requirements of the program, download the handbook, and see an example of a typical course of study in our program.
Explore the expertise of our faculty and what it is like to specialize in one of the four main subfields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, or Political Theory.
See what programs and resources the Department of Political Science and Vanderbilt University offer in high-quality training for academic careers and healthy work-life balance.
A page describing our approach to recruiting and supporting students from all experiences and identities in our program, as well as links to support offices around campus.
Find contact information and more about the currently enrolled PhD students in the Political Science Program.
Explore the current and future course offerings for the program.
Read about our financial support for admitted students and other financial aid opportunities, including fellowships from the university and external sources.
See where our PhD graduates have started their careers.
Find links to some of the forms and offices you may need most.