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Graduate Program Overview

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Doctoral Program

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.

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Ph.D. Admissions

The application for Fall 2024 entry is now closed. The application for entry for the 2025-26 academic year will be available in September 2024. 

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Prospective Ph.D. Students FAQs

Frequently asked questions about admission to the doctoral program.

Resources for Current Students

Forms and useful links for current students.

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APSA 2017 Jobs Report

Job Market Candidates

Graduate students on the job market.

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Masters Program

The Department of Political Science offers a Master of Arts in Political Science for current Stanford University doctoral or professional school students.