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The department of Political Science is dedicated to understanding and explaining politics. We offer courses on a range of topics both on domestic and international politics. Students study governance systems, public policies, political behavior and institutional design. Courses use a variety of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative and stress written and ...

Graduate Program

Graduates Study Group

The principal goal of the Stanford Ph.D. program in political science is the training of scholars. Most students who receive doctorates in the program do research and teach at colleges or universities.

Undergraduate Major

New Major Picture

The mission of the undergraduate program in Political Science is to provide students with a solid grasp of the American political system and other political systems within the context of global forces, international conflicts, social movements, ideological systems and diversity.

Workshops

Sep
30
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
1:15pm
Oct
07
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (Graham Stuart Lounge)
1:15pm