The University of California, Irvine (UCI) ranks among the top research universities in the nation and provides an active university environment and a continued commitment to excellence and achievement. The Department of Political Science has attained a reputation for producing the very best innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship. Faculty are engaged in the study of such key questions as the politics of advanced and democratizing societies, international cooperation and peace, the politics of racial and ethnic minority groups, and the origins of altruism and morality and their impact on world politics.The department also has a very innovative Ph.D. program with strong interdisciplinary emphases. Graduate students can pursue concentrations in democracy studies, international relations, political economy/public choice, political psychology, and race and minority politics. The Ph.D. program in Political Science offers big payoffs to our graduate students due to the extended range of inquiry an interdisciplinary program affords.
Eckstein Lecture: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
April 22, 2015
8th Annual Hot Topics Debate Series
April 23, 2015
11th Annual CSD Graduate Student Conference
May 9, 2015
Dalai Lama Scholar Service Week at UCI: Build a Better World
May 11, 2015 - May 15, 2015
Celebrating the Life of Jack Peltason
June 5, 2015
Could Marco Rubio's friendship with Florida billionaire become an election distraction?
May 20, 2015
Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and political science professor, is quoted by Fox News Latino May 20, 2015
UCI rising star
May 18, 2015
Poli sci alumnus honored at Democratic Party convention
Does race matter in NFL rosters?
May 15, 2015
Michael Tesler, political science assistant professor, explains in The Washington Post May 15, 2015