Political Science

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Political Science

Admits Fall term. Deadline for applications is December 15.

ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY ONLINE.

General Record Examination (GRE) required (School code 1839/Dept Code 1902); Three letters of recommendation required; personal statement required; statement of purpose required; transcripts, and writing sample required. Submit materials online. Materials that cannot be submitted on line, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation (if applicable) must be submitted as one complete package directly to the department on or before December 15.

Incomplete applications are not reviewed.

Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 00397; Academic Program: Political Science; Ph.D.

Faculty

Chair: Professor Charles Shipan

Professors: Axelrod, Brandwein, Burns, Chamberlin, Clark, Corcoran, Disch, Franzese, Gitelman, Goldenberg, Grzymala-Busse, Hall, Herzog, Hutchings, Inglehart, Jackson, Kinder, Kollman, Levine, Lupia, Markovits, Markus, Mebane, Morrow, Page, Saxonhouse, Shipan, Stam, Tessler, Tsebelis, Valentino and Walton

Associate Professors: Bednar, Brader, Gallagher, Hicken, Koremenos, LaVaque-Manty, Lin, Mickey, Salmond, and Wingrove

Assistant Professors: Chen, Heaney, Kerner, McElwain, Min, von Stein and Zeisberg

Adjunct Professors: Cook, Kirkland, Rabe, and Traugott

Degree Programs

Interdepartmental Degree Programs

Various faculty members of the department participate in the following interdepartmental degree programs:

Communications, Ph.D.
Ford School of Public Policy Studies, Ph.D.
Social Work and Political Science, Ph.D.

For individual interdepartmental degree programs, see the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.

For Rackham Dual Degree Program in Law and World Politics (J.D./A.M.), see Law School Joint Degree Program Brochure.

Degree Programs of the Department

Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to the specific requirements listed below, see the Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees sections of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.


Master of Arts

Admission: Admission is to the Doctoral Degree Program. The Department does not admit for the Master's Degree except for the JD/MA World Politics. Master's degree may be conferred after the appropriate number of credit hours have been earned toward the Ph.D.

Minimum Number of Credits Required: 24 credit hours.

Specific Course Requirements: Completion of at least 18 hours of political science coursework: Completion of at least two courses, taken as a graduate student and for graduate credit, in a cognate field.

Thesis or Research Essay: Submission of an acceptable paper demonstrating ability to pursue independent research.


Doctor of Philosophy

Admission: ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY ONLINE. Applicants should submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (general). The analytical, verbal, and quantitative/writing sections of the test are required. Application materials include: three letters of recommendation, writing sample, personal statement, and statement of purpose. These materials should be submitted online. Other required materials, such as transcripts and sealed letters of recommendation (if not submitted online) must be submitted as a complete package directly to the department and received by the December 15 deadline. Packages should be mailed return receipt to ensure materials were delivered. Applications are accepted only for the Fall Term.

Specific Course Requirements: Students normally have at least five courses in a major field and three courses in each of two minor fields. Should include at least two graduate level courses in the cognate field and usually include one research seminar in the major field.

Qualifying Examination: The Second Year Evaluation serves as a qualifying examination.

Foreign Language Requirement: None.

Preliminary Examination: Students must qualify in three political science sub fields (one major and two minor) and a cognate area. There must be an examination in the major field. An examination is also required in one of the minor areas, with the other normally being satisfied by coursework. The cognate area is satisfied by two graduate-level courses.

Dissertation Prospectus: Students must have a dissertation prospectus formally approved by an appropriate committee within nine months after candidacy is achieved.

Candidate Status: Candidacy requirements are described in the Doctoral Degrees section of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.

For information on the dissertation committee, final oral examination, and publication of dissertation, see the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.

Contact

University of Michigan
5700 Haven Hall
505 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1045
Phone: (734) 764-6313
Fax: (734) 764-3522
E-mail:
Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/polisci/

Courses

The following courses constitute the range of approved offerings at the time of the assembly of the publication. For more detailed and current information write directly to the department.

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Political Science (Subject Code: POLSCI)
404.  Mod Pol Thought.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 101 or 301 or 302.  (3 credits)

405.  Pol Phil of Enlight.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 101 or 403.  (3 credits)

407.  Marxism&Radicalism.  Required pre-requisite: POLSCI 101 or 302  (3 credits)

408/AAS 456.  Blk Pol Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two courses in POLSCI or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

409.  20 C Pol Thought.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 101, 302 or an equivalent  (3 credits)

425/ECON 425.  U S Inequality.  Required pre-requisite: ECON 401  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 111  (3 credits)

432.  Law & Public Policy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two courses in Political Science, including POLSCI 111 or its equivalent.  (3 to 4 credits)

451/JUDAIC 480.  Rel&Pol: Jewish Case.  Advisory pre-requisite: JUDAIC 205 or HJCS 276, POLSCI 350 or JUDAIC 451, or any course in modern Jewish history.  (3 credits)

460.  Adv Writing Pol Sci.  Advisory pre-requisite: Upperclass standing.  (3 credits)

470.  Grad Cred Pol Sci.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

482/ECON 483.  Pos Pol Econ.  Required pre-requisite: ECON 401 (C- or better) or Graduate  (3 credits)

486.  Pub Opin&Press Grps.  Required pre-requisite: One POLSCI Course  (3 credits)

488.  Political Dynamics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing; one prior course in Political Science is recommended.  (3 credits)

490.  Game Theory&Modls.  (4 credits)

500.  First Yr Colloquium.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (2 credits)

501/SOC 527/CCS 501/ANTHRCUL 501/ASIAN 501/HISTORY 549.  China Social Science.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

502/HISTART 504/ANTHRCUL 502/HISTORY 548/CCS 502/ASIAN 502.  China Humanistic St.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

514.  Computer Usage.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 599/equivalent or permission of instructor.  (1 credits)

586/PUBPOL 586.  Org Design.  Advisory pre-requisite: PUBPOL 585  (3 credits)

594.  Int Stat&Data Anl I.  Advisory pre-requisite: College algebra. ICPSR Summer Program and permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

595.  Int Stat&Dat Anl II.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 594. ICPSR Summer Program and permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

596.  Intr Regress Analys.  Advisory pre-requisite: Introductory statistics. ICPSR Summer Program and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

598.  Math for Scientists.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing. The level of mathematical sophistication presumed is high school algebra.  (3 credits)

599.  Stat Method Pol Res.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing; concurrent election of POLSCI 514 is strongly recommended.  (4 credits)

600.  Scope & Method.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

601.  Phil of Soc Sci.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

602.  Pol Thot-Early Mod.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

603.  Mod Political Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

604.  Democratic Theory.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

605.  American Pol Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

606/CLCIV 660.  Grk Pol Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

607.  Psem-Early Mod Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

608.  Pol Sci:History of.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

609.  Psem-20c Pol Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

610.  Econ Ratnality Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

611.  Amer Natl Govt.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

612/SOC 655.  Crt&Lgl Proc.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

613.  Prosem Public Law.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

614.  Prosem Law&Society.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 612 or 613 recommended. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

615.  Amer Chief Executiv.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

616.  Comparatv Legl Sys.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 612 or 613 recommended. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

617.  Legislat Behav.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

618.  Prosem Jurisprudenc.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 612 or 613 recommended. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

619/AAS 519.  Afram&Pol Rac.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

620/COMM 620.  Pol&Mass Media.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

621.  State-Loc Govt.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

622.  Amer Pol Inst.  Required pre-requisite: POLSCI  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

623.  Municipal Prob.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

624/WOMENSTD 624.  Law&Pol of Identity.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

625.  Psem Intergov Relat.  Advisory pre-requisite: A Graduate course in American Government and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

626.  Fnd Inst Analysis.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

627.  St&Regimes-Comp Pers.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

628.  Comp Pol Party&Syst.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

631.  Admin Organiz.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

632.  Pol of Federalism.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

633.  Org&Soc Const Thry.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

635.  Pub Admin-Pub Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

637/PUBPOL 637.  Field Training.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 636 and permission of instructor.  (2 to 4 credits)

639.  Amer Natl Admin.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

641.  Comparative Govt.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

642.  Govt Pol W Eur.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

643.  Ethnicity&Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

644.  Sov&Post-Sov Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

645.  Gov Pol East Eur.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

646.  Comparative Com.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

647.  Psem-Com Elite Anal.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

648.  Pol Adv Indus Soc.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

649.  Latin Amer Pol&Soc.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

650.  Political Develop.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

651.  Political Economy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

652/JUDAIC 652.  Jewish Thot&Exper.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

653/AAPTIS 653.  Psem Mid E Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

654.  Stds Relig,Pol&Cult.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

655.  Japanese Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing. No prior knowledge of Japan is assumed.  (3 credits)

656.  Chinese Govt-Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

657.  South Asia.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

658.  Comp Inst Analysis.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

659/AAS 651.  Gov&Pol Africa.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

660.  Psem World Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

661.  Contemp Thry Wor Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing. No prior knowledge of formal models or of formal modeling techniques is required.  (3 credits)

662.  Classical Theor Wrld.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

663.  Intntl Org&Integrat.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 660 or permission of instructor and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

664.  World Res Des&Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

666.  Internatl Pol Econ.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 660 or permission of instructor and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

668.  War-World Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

670.  Comp Foreign Policy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

671.  Foreign Policy-U S.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

672.  Intl Peace&Sec Aff.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

675.  Sov&Russ for Policy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

676.  Asian Security Aff.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

677.  SE Asian Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

679/AAS 679.  Intntl Rel Afr.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

680.  Behav Res Methods.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

681.  Intermed Game Theory.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

682.  Democr Global Persp.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

683.  Parties&Pol Behav.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

684.  Compare Dem Process.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing. POLSCI 681and 699 are highly recommended, but not required.  (3 credits)

685/SOC 651.  Elect Behav.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

686.  Prosem Publ Opinion.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

687.  Pro Pol Psychology.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (4 credits)

688.  Selected Topics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

690.  Pol Socialization.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

691.  Directed Reading.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 6 credits)

692.  Directed Reading.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 6 credits)

694.  Qual Res Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

695.  Regression Analysis.  Advisory pre-requisite: Introductory statistics and a background in elementary mathematics sufficient for the study of matrix algebra, and POLSCI 599. ICPSR Summer Program and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

699.  Stat Methods Res II.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 599 or equivalent and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

701.  Concepts Pol Theory.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

702.  Select Pol Theorist.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

703.  Approaches Pol Thry.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

704.  American Pol Thot.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

709.  Women & Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

711.  American Natl Govt.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

712.  Jurispru&Legl Proc.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 612 or 613 or permission of instructor. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

713/SOC 713.  Sem Public Law.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 613 or permission of instructor and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

719.  Racial Politics-U S.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

723.  Sem Urban Analysis.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 623 or equivalent and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

724/PUBPOL 724.  Urban Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and enrollment in Public Policy or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

730/PUBPOL 730.  Wom&Emply Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

731.  Public Admin.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

734/PUBPOL 732/EDUC 764.  Pub Pol Pse.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

736/SW 858/PUBPOL 736.  Poverty&Inequality.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

737/PUBPOL 737.  Law for Admin.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

738/PUBPOL 738.  Ethics&Publ Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

741.  Sem Compar Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 to 6 credits)

742.  Comp Res Des&Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing, POLSCI 641  (3 credits)

749/PUBPOL 749.  Poli Econ of Gov Reg.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

755.  Govt & Pol-Japan.  Advisory pre-requisite: Previous study of Japanese politics at the Graduate level.  (3 credits)

756.  Govt & Pol-China.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

760.  Res World Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

761.  Glob Env Chng&State.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

768.  Conflict Systems.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 3 credits)

770.  Compar Forgn Policy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

781.  Res Sem Pol Behav I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (1 to 6 credits)

782.  Pol Behavior.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 6 credits)

785.  Comp Pol Behavior.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

786.  Stoch Pol Models.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 598 and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

787.  Multivariate Analys.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 699 or equivalent and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

788.  Tech-Causal Infer.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 787 and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

789.  Tech-Dimension Anal.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 787 and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

790/SOC 751.  Dynam Analy.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 787 and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

793.  Methods Seminar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

794.  Methods Seminar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

811.  Multivar Stat Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

812.  Scal&Dimensnl Analy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

813.  Struct Equat Model.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

814.  Time Series Analys.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

815.  Categorical Analys.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

816.  Gen Struc Equat Mod.  Advisory pre-requisite: Multivariate statistics or POLSCI 787. ICPSR Summer Program and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

817.  Adv Analy Variance.  Advisory pre-requisite: An introduction to analysis of variance and linear regression models or Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

818.  Math Model:Game Thr.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

819.  Math Mod:Rationl Ch.  Advisory pre-requisite: An understanding of game theory modeling and a course in applied statistics, Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

820.  Max Likelihood Est.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

821.  Hierarch Lin Models.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

822.  Dyn-Longitud Analy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

823.  Non-Linear Syst I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

824.  Non-Linear Syst II.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

825/CHIN 825/ANTHRCUL 825/HISTORY 825/ECON 825/SOC 825.  Chinese Hist.  Advisory pre-requisite: Knowledge of Chinese or Japanese.  (2 to 3 credits)

826.  Computing Soc Sci.  Advisory pre-requisite: ICPSR Summer Program and permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

827.  Res Des Soc Sci.  Advisory pre-requisite: ICPSR Summer Program.  (2 credits)

829.  Math Soc Sci.  Advisory pre-requisite: Introductory statistics or POLSCI 599. ICPSR Summer Program and permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

830.  Adv Topic Soc Res.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. ICPSR Summer Program.  (2 credits)

831.  Gis&Spatial Analys.  Advisory pre-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in POLSCI 499 or 599  (3 credits)

832.  Math Stat Soc Sci.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

834/PUBPOL 834.  Publ Pol Res.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 6 credits)

838.  Math Modl:Game Thry.  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression Analysis or POLSCI 699, and Game Theory or POLSCI 818. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

841.  Max Likelihd Estim.  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 821. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

846/DOC 846/AAS 846.  Poverty&Pub Pol I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Doctoral standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

876/SW 876.  Soc Wrk & Polit Sci.  Advisory pre-requisite: Doctoral Standing or permission of instructor  (3 credits)

891.  Directed Research.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 6 credits)

892.  Directed Research.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 6 credits)

990.  Diss-Precand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.  (1 to 8 credits)

993.  G S I Training.  Advisory pre-requisite: Must have GSI award. Graduate standing.  (1 credits)

994.  Workshops in POLSCI.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (1 credits)

995.  Diss-Cand.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Program Statistics

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2013 5 year Average
Number of applications 353 346
Number of new doctoral students 11 12
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2013 4 year Average
Total enrollment 97 98
Female 46% 44%
Male 54% 56%
International 25% 23%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 75% 77%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2013 4 year Average
African American 3% 4%
Asian American 7% 9%
Hispanic (one or more races) 8% 7%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 75% 74%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 4% 5%
Not indicated 3% 2%
Ph.D. Degree
2013 5 year Average
Number of degrees awarded 12 14
Median years to Ph.D. 8 7.4
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2013 63%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2013 4 year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 86% 84%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 12% 9%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 2% 7%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type first year after graduation, 2009 - 2013 cohorts Position type five years after graduation, 2005 - 2009 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 50% 66%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 15% 5%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 6% 13%
Business / Industry 6% 2%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 1% 8%
Not employed 18% 0%
No data available 4% 6%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 68 62

These data will be updated annually in December.