Introduction

Building on its historical strength, Yale is a leader in research and teaching in contemporary Political Science. The Department is home to around 45 faculty, whose scholarship and teaching span across the subfields of Political Science and the countries of the world. The undergraduate major is among the largest on campus, and the graduate program produces Ph.D. students who have taken leadership positions in the discipline. 

Many Political Science faculty also play active roles in related programs at Yale, such as the Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics; Directed Studies; the Institution for Social And Policy Studies; and the MacMillian Center. The Department also sponsors numerous seminars, lectures, and conferences that are open to all members of the Yale community.

News

Nuno Monteiro won the 2017 Heinz Eulau award from APSA for the best article published in the American Political Science Review and for the best article published in...
Kate Baldwin’s book, The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa, has been chosen to receive an Honorable Mention by APSA’s Political Economy section Riker Book...
Stephen Skowronek won the 2017 Legacy award of APSA’s section on Presidency and Executive Politics for The Politics That Presidents Make. This award is given to a “...