Ph.D. On Campus

Political Science

Emory University

60 months
43800 USD/year
43800 USD/year
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The goal of the Political Science program of Emory University is to train the next generation of scholars. The program covers a variety of substantive areas but is united in its emphasis on careful theory-building and rigorous empirical analysis.


About the Program

The Political Science program of Emory University encourages "learning by doing" through close faculty-student mentoring. With roughly thirty faculty and cohorts of about seven students per year, our high faculty-student ratio ensures that each student receives significant guidance throughout the program. These faculty-student partnerships lead to collaboration on published scholarly works and major research projects.

Programme Structure

The graduate curriculum in political science incorporates five fields: 

  • American Government and Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Theories and Methods of Political Inquiry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Approximately forty students are presently enrolled at various stages of study. Six or seven new students matriculate each year. Every student admitted to the Ph.D. program is offered a five-year fellowship. Admissions decisions are based upon careful review of all components of the application:

  • previous academic record
  • letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • relevant personal experience
  • a writing sample
  • the personal statement

The average combined verbal and quantitative GRE score for students entering the program is around 320.

Candidates for admission should have a strong academic preparation in political science or related disciplines.

We do not require TOEFL or IETLS scores, though applicants may submit them if they wish. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21900 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    43800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21900 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

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


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