AND INQUISITIVE THINKERS
Shaping the future of politics, policy and international relations
Who We Are
The Department of Political Science at the George Washington University offers students a unique opportunity to not only study politics and policy but to witness it in action. Whether interning on Capitol Hill, observing Supreme Court arguments or meeting the nation's top journalists, students are immersed in all that Washington, D.C., has to offer.
With academic programs and research structured around six core strengths, the department covers a comprehensive range of political behavior and governance in the United States and across the globe. Our faculty are nationally published experts and mentors from diverse fields.
Through challenging courses and hands-on research, undergraduate and graduate students examine political problems from all angles and develop creative, policy-based solutions.
Political Science by the Numbers
"As a political science student, studying in the nation’s capital is like a dream come true. The environment, the people, the location, the classes — it has helped me see politics and political theory through a different lens."
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