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.
Lev Nachman, poli sci, in Taiwan News, July 18, 2019
Bridging a gap
July 17, 2019
UCI alumna Dana Ballout '08 brings stories from the Middle East to mainstream U.S. media - including one she got to tell for NPR's "This American Life"
What has Ilhan Omar done that Donald Trump hasn't?
July 16, 2019
Michael Tesler, poli sci, in The Washington Post, July 16, 2019