Application Requirements

All directions and requirements for applying to the PhD in Political Science can now be found in the Graduate Division Online Application. Please choose Political Science PhD from the list of available programs to proceed to the application and specific instructions for applying to the Political Science PhD. If you have trouble with the online application, please contact the Graduate Division at

If you have questions about admission to our program, please contact us directly at, or check out our FAQ page.

Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair: PhD Program Presentation Video  and PhD Program Presentation Deck from October 22, 2020

Note: The Graduate Office Advisors are working remotely.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, phone calls to (510) 643-4408 cannot be answered. Correspondence is limited to email/zoom at this time. If you would like to schedule a zoom appointment, please contact us directly at