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.
Advancing equity and social impact
January 17, 2019
Keely Hanson, political science '11, uses research and empathy to make her mark
January 16, 2019
Michael Tesler, poli sci, in Bloomberg, Jan. 16, 2019 (Opinion)
Ethics of war
January 15, 2019
Doctoral student John Emery considers the ethical implications of technology on the battlefield