Ph.D. On Campus

Political Science

University at Buffalo

60 months
11550 USD/year
11550 USD/year
5655 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Political Science program from University at Buffalo   is home to a dynamic faculty, devoted to studying political phenomena at all levels of interest to our graduate students, including local, state, national, and international issues. 


The Political Science program from University at Buffalo  is oriented to the scientific study of politics of all types. Whether our graduate students seek to study international relations, American politics, public law or foreign political systems, UB's Department of Political Science is committed satisfying student interests in each of these areas.


The PhD in Political Science prepares students for careers in education and research at the university level. We make every effort to ensure our doctoral students receive the breadth and depth of training that will enable them to excel as leaders in the discipline. We strive to create a demographically and ideologically diverse student body within our graduate program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Inquiry
  • Basic Statistics for Social Science
  • Intermediate Statistics for Social Science
  • Formal Theory
  • An other advanced methods course approved by the Graduate Committee

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements vary by program, but here we provide some general graduate admission requirements. Once you've read these general requirements, please contact your desired department for specific advice and details on submitting your application and documents.

To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect:

  • A B-grade or higher
  • Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Not all programs require test scores. See the official academic test scores section below for more information.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • An internship or relevant work experience (for some programs).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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