International Relations / Political Science
Each year, the entering class is made up of around 18 master’s and 10 PhD students from countries around the world.
We offer students a master’s and PhD degree that can be completed in three programs – a two year stand-alone Master’s program; an accelerated five year master’s/doctoral program; and a four year stand-alone PhD program.
The programs combine intellectual rigor with a highly varied set of substantive specialties and courses in order to train sophisticated generalists. The diverse background of both the faculty and the graduate students makes for a cosmopolitan and enriching environment.
As of the 2010-2011 academic year, students who enter at the master’s level can complete both a master’s and PhD degree within five years through the new accelerated master’s/doctoral program. This program has been tailored to transition advanced students into doctoral research after only three semesters of master’s studies.
All three programs concentrate on developing analytical skills that enable students to work and conduct research in a variety of settings: governments, international organisations, NGOs, businesses, and academia.
News & Events
02 October 2013
International Relations and Political Science Students Receive Prestigious Grants, Go Abroad
The International Relations and Political Science department is pleased to announce that five of its doctoral candidates have received prestigious awards to study abroad for the current academic year:
Political Science Colloquium - 2013
- Dr. Jean-François Bayart, Science Po, 5 December 2013, from 18:30-20:00 (Maison de la Paix S8): "Retour sur les Printemps Arabes."
- Dr. Daniel Deudney, Johns Hopkins University, 9 December 2013, from 18:15-20:00 in S8 (Maison de la Paix), "Dark Skies: Space Expansion and Planetary Geopolitics," co-hosted with the Programme for the Study of International Governance.
- Ashley Thornton, IHEID, 16 December 2013, from 18:00-19:30 (ROOM A2): "The Partisanship of Welfare Retrenchment Proposals."
- Dr. John Huber, Columbia University, 22 November 2013, from 12:15-13:30 (UNI-MAIL ROOM no. M3250): "Identity choice in elections and its implications for redistribution."
- Dr. Paul Huth, Universit of Maryland, October 25th from 12:15-13:30 (Maison de la Paix S4): "Publishing in Political Science."
- Dr. Klaus Schlichte, University of Bremen, Friday, October 11th from 12:15-13:00 (Maison de la Paix S4): "Cubicle Land II: Max Weber in Mozambique."
- Dr. Yoram Haftel, Professor, Department of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Thursday, September 26th from 12:15-13:00 (Maison de la Paix S4): "When do States Renegotiate International Agreements?: The Case of Bilateral Investment Treaties."
Dr. Michael Hechter, Professor Emirtus at Washington University
Friday, May 24th from 12:15-14:00 in R2 (Rigot)
Will be presenting his paper on "The Problem of Solidarity in Insurgent Collective Action: The Nore Mutiny of 1797."
Peter Andreas, Interim Director and Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the Watson Institute at Brown University
Friday, May 10th from 12:15-14:00 in R2 (Rigot)
Will be presenting his new book on: "Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America"