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.

An application checklist for Admissions 2024 is available here

Thank you for taking the time to consider our graduate program. Applications for Fall 2024 are now open and will close at 8.59pm PST on December 4th, 2023.

Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair: October 2022 PhD Program Presentation Deck and recording.


Note: Virtual advising is available by appointment. If you would like to schedule a zoom appointment, please contact us directly at