Courses

Graduate courses by subfield are listed below. In parentheses is the frequency in which each course is offered and if it is a subfield requirement. A full list of political science courses, with descriptions, can be found in the University Bulletin. Visit the Office of the Registrar's Schedule of Courses for offerings in a specific semester. Please contact Director of Graduate Studies Brandon Bartels for questions on coursework.

American Politics

  • PSC 8220: Public Opinion and Political Psychology (every other year)
  • PSC 8286: Campaigns, Elections, and Political Communication (every other year; future course number will be PSC 8222)
  • PSC 8213: Judicial Politics (every other year)
  • PSC 8217: Executive Branch Politics (every other year)
  • PSC 8218: Legislative Politics (every other year)
  • PSC 8226: Politics and Organizations (every other year)
  • PSC 8229: Politics and Public Policy (every fall)
  • PSC 8489: Institutions (every other year; future course number will be PSC 8456)

Comparative Politics

  • PSC 8331: Advanced Theories of Comparative Politics (core course; every year)
  • PSC 8333: Political Violence (approximately every other year)
  • PSC 8337: Theories of Political Development (every other year)
  • PSC 8338: Nationalism and Nation-Building (approximately every other year)
  • PSC 8388: Authoritarianism & Democratization (every other year)
  • PSC 8388: Theories of Comparative Political Economy (every other year; future course number will be PSC 8336)
  • PSC 8341: Theories of Ethnic Politics (approximately every other year)
  • PSC 8226: Politics and Organizations (every other year)
  • PSC 8489: Institutions (every other year; future course number will be PSC 8456)

International Relations

  • PSC 8441: Advanced Theories of International Politics (core course; every year)
  • PSC 8452: Theories of International Security (core course; every other year)
  • PSC 8453: Advanced Theories of International Political Economy (core course; every other year)
  • PSC 8454: Domestic Politics and International Relations (every other year)
  • PSC 8461: Military Effectiveness (every other year)
  • PSC 8226: Politics and Organizations (every other year)
  • PSC 8489: Institutions (every other year; future course number will be PSC 8456)

Public Policy

  • PSC 8229: Politics and Public Policy (every Fall)
  • PSC 8226: Politics and Organizations (every other year)
  • PSC 8217: Executive Branch Politics (every other year)
  • PSC 8218: Legislative Politics (every other year)
  • PSC 8489: Institutions (every other year; future course number will be PSC 8456)
  • PSC 8454: Domestic Politics and International Relations (every other year)
  • PSC 8461: Military Effectiveness (every other year)
  • Courses in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and the Elliott School of International Affairs; please consult the DGS

Research Methodology

  • PSC 8101: Introduction to Empirical Political Analysis (required course; every Fall)
  • PSC 8108: Craft of Political Inquiry (required course; every Spring)
  • PSC 8120: Nonlinear Models (every Spring)
  • PSC 8124: Multilevel Modeling (every Fall)
  • PSC 8185: Causal Inference (every Spring; future course number will be PSC 8126)
  • PSC 8185: Surveys and Experiments (every other year; future course number will be PSC 8134)
  • PSC 8130: Game Theory I (every Fall)
  • PSC 8131: Game Theory II (every other year)
  • PSC 8109: Dissertation Development Workshop (required course for 3rd year students; every Fall)