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.


Ayaan Hirsi Ali
September 11, 2014
The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale University presents Ayaan Hirsi Ali on September 15, 2014.  Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a former member of the Dutch Parliament and the...
July 10, 2014
David Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University and Matthew Bettinger, PhD Student, Political Science, Yale University have co-authored an article...
Regina Bateson, MIT
July 2, 2014
Gina Bateson, former graduate student of Political Science at Yale University, was recently granted APSA’s 2014 Gabriel A. Almond Award for her dissertation “Order and...