Ph.D. in Political Science (Political Institutions & Political Economy)

University of California, Merced
United States
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
5 years
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Entry Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California.
  • Have a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores: All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English, must show evidence of having taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or TOEFL-Internet Based Test or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) examination within the past 2 years. 


  • Political Science Research Methods
  • Quantitative Analysis of Political Data I
  • Quantitative Analysis of Political Data II
  • Experimental Methods in Political Science
  • Introduction to Game Theory
  • Formal Political Analysis
  • Special Topics in Political Science Methodology
  • American Political Institutions
  • Legislative Politics
  • Executive Politics
  • Judicial Politics
  • Subnational Politics
  • Political Parties
  • Interest Groups
  • Media and Politics
  • Elections and Representation
  • Institutions and Institutional Change in Comparative Perspective
  • International Institutions
  • Political Economy
  • Special Topics in Political Institutions and Political Economy
  • Research Practicum
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Dissertation
  • Directed Group Study
  • Directed Individual Research

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