Princeton's Ph.D. program in Politics is among the strongest in the United States. With one of the largest political science faculties of any institution, the Department offers graduate students an opportunity to work with prominent scholars in almost every part of the discipline.
If you ask graduate students to identify the program’s strengths, they will mention an across-the-board commitment to excellence in research and teaching, respect for a variety of methods and approaches to political research, an unusually strong sense of community among both faculty and graduate students, and unparalleled institutional support for research, ranging from one of the finest university libraries in the world to abundant resources for data collection, field work and conference travel.
The Department places graduate students in leading universities and colleges. To see where graduates have been appointed in recent years, visit the placement page.