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.
Honors for Identity Crisis
June 5, 2019
Poli sci prof Michael Tesler receives APSA book award for gripping read on the 2016 election
Zot, zot, zot!
May 30, 2019
Fulbright scholar Joyce Nguy, '19 political science and education, finds that personal connections have made all the difference
Q&A with soon-to-be professor Hannah June Kim
May 29, 2019
Political science graduate student reflects on research, UCI experience