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.
Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and poli sci, courtesy of Politifact, June 21, 2018
Research by Michael Tesler, poli sci, in Vox, June 18, 2018
Claire Jean Kim, poli sci, via The New York Times, June 16, 2018