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Department of Political Science

Political Science explores wide-ranging topics related to political behavior and governance, both in the United States and across the globe. Here on the campus of The George Washington University, the Political Science Department houses nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs with emphases in the subfields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations.

Located in the Hall of Government & Monroe Hall complex as well as in the Elliott School of International Affairs, our department takes full advantage of our Washington, D.C. location to leverage resources and data unique to this national and world capital. 

In addition to our high-profile offering of academic programs and research opportunities, we host a range of scholarly lectures and workshops, which you can learn more about by visiting our online calendar. If you're on Facebook, make sure to visit and like our Department's page!


Undergraduate Advising

Advising Hours

Undergraduate Advising

Walk-in advising hours will resume in the fall semester. If you need advising support, please email:

Dr. Susan Wiley: 
[email protected] (Monroe Hall 401)
Shannon McQueen:
[email protected] (Monroe Hall 401)

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