Graduate Programs

Pursue your Graduate Degree in Political Science at Kent State University:

  • Three Possible Fields of Study: American Politics and Policy, Transnational and Comparative Politics, or Conflict Analysis and Management.

  • A path to finish fast. Students complete the coursework in just two years and can complete their dissertation in years four or five.

  • Full, merit-based funding covers health benefits, tuition, and an assistantship with a $16,000 stipend.

  • Work with distinguished faculty at an R1 research university (Carnegie’s highest research ranking making Kent State one of the top 146 research universities in the U.S.).

  • No GRE requirement, apply directly to the PhD program with BA or BS degree.

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