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The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science is consistently considered one of the top programs in the country. Our PhD students live and study in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment here at UC Berkeley and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Below, please find brief descriptions as well as links to the various pages and types of information you can find in this section.

The application cycle for Fall 2020 will open in September 2019. The online application will be available on the Graduate Division Home Page

Webinar for prospective PhD Students

Friday, November 8th

   10am -11am PST

An interactive webinar with faculty, students and staff from the UC Berkeley Political Science Department discussing

a variety of topics, including the admissions process, graduate school at Berkeley, and life as a Ph.D. student. 

Click here to access the webinar

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