Whether graduate students are passionate about developing environmentally friendly policies, solving global conflicts or running the next U.S. presidential campaign, the GW Department of Political Science can help shape their path forward. Graduate students collaborate with award-winning faculty, attend events featuring important figures in the field and have access to the unique resources and institutions of the nation’s capital. Students master a broad variety of research methods across our departmental core focus areas.

Political Science graduate students have published their work in prestigious journals, and they frequently win awards for their innovative research. Graduate program alumni have secured tenure-track professorships at top universities and positions with the Congressional Research Service, the World Bank, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and many more.




The deadline for our MA program is April 1, 2025, for Fall 2025 admission. Our next PhD application deadline is Dec. 15, 2024, for Fall 2025 admission. If you have questions, please contact the Department Administrator by email: [email protected].