Yale was ranked in the Top 3 for its political science doctoral programs. The department offers graduate students the opportunity to work with and learn from leading scholars working in nearly every area of the political science discipline. Most of the Ph.D. graduates pursue careers in research and teaching; or pursue careers in government, international organizations, business, and other callings outside the academic world (http://www.yale.edu/polisci).

U.S. News and World Report has consistently rated the University of Michigan as one of the top political science programs in the nation. The doctoral program was rated in the Top 4 nationally in the NCR study. The graduate program in Political Science at the University of Michigan is primarily a Ph.D. program intended to develop scholars who manifest a high level of excellence in teaching and research as professional social scientists (http://polisci.lsa.umich.edu/grad/index.html).

Ranking of Best Political Science Doctoral Programs (US):

1. Harvard

2. UC Berkeley

3. Yale

4. Uni of Michigan–Ann Arbor

5. Stanford

6. Uni of Chicago

7. Princeton


9. UC San Diego

10. Wisconsin

Source: National Council Research Report 1995

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