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 Nancy Burns

Professors: Axelrod, Brader, Brandwein, Burns, Corcoran, Disch, Franzese, Gitelman, Goldenberg, Grzymala-Busse, Hall, Herzog, Hutchings, Inglehart, Kinder, Kollman, Lupia, Markovits, Mebane, Morrow, Page, Saxonhouse, Shipan, Tessler, Tsebelis, Valentino and Wingrove

Associate Professors: Bednar, Gallagher, Hicken, Koremenos, LaVaque-Manty, Lin, Mickey and Zeisberg

Assistant Professors: Ang, Chen, Dincecco, Heaney, Ichino, Kerner, McElwain, Min, Osgood, Titiunik, von Stein and Zhukov

Degree Programs

Interdepartmental Degree Programs

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

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

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. Not all of the courses listed below are available for registration. Please see the Schedule of Classes on the Office of the Registrar's website for course offerings by term. The final authority for changes in course offerings rests with the academic departments.

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

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

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

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

409.  20 C Pol Thought.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  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.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Two courses in Political Science, including POLSCI 111 or its equivalent.  (3 to 4 credits)

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

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

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

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

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

490.  Game Theory&Modls.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (4 credits)

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

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

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

514.  Computer Usage.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 599/equivalent or permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

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

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

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

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

598.  Math for Scientists.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing. The level of mathematical sophistication presumed is high school algebra.  (4 credits)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

653/NEAREAST 683.  Psem Mid E Pol.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

689.  Field Experiments.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: One semester of quantitative methods or permissions of instructor  (3 credits)

689.  Field Expr Methods.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: One semester of quantitative methods or permissions of instructor  (3 credits)

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

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

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

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

695.  Regression Analysis.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  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.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 599 or equivalent and Graduate standing.  (4 credits)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

817.  Adv Analy Variance.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  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.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

819.  Math Mod:Rationl Ch.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  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.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Regression analysis or POLSCI 699. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

832.  Math Stat Soc Sci.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  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.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 6 credits)

838.  Math Modl:Game Thry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  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.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: POLSCI 821. ICPSR Summer Program. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

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

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

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

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

990.  Diss-Precand.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  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.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Must have GSI award. Graduate standing.  (1 credits)

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

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

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Program Statistics: Ph.D.

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2015 5 Year Average
Number of applications 321 343
Number of new doctoral students 15 15
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2015 5 Year Average
Total enrollment 88 94
Female 45% 44%
Male 55% 56%
International 32% 26%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 68% 74%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2015 5 Year Average
African American 7% 5%
Asian American 8% 7%
Hispanic (one or more races) 8% 7%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 68% 74%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 3% 4%
Not indicated 5% 3%
Ph.D. Degree
2015 5 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded 17 12
Median years to Ph.D. 6.01 6.92
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2015 66%
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2005-06 and 2009-10 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2015 49%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2015 5 Year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 89% 87%
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) 7% 10%
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) 3% 3%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type tenth year after graduation, 2002 - 2006 cohorts Position type fifth year after graduation, 2007 - 2011 cohorts Position type first year after graduation, 2011 - 2015 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 66% 59% 40%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 3% 1% 21%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 10% 19% 13%
Business / Industry 7% 3% 5%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 7% 9% 0%
Not employed 0% 0% 16%
No data available 7% 9% 5%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 70 68 62

Program statistics are updated annually in December. Last updated December 24, 2015.