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.


William Foltz
April 10, 2014
The Journalism Award is named for William J. Foltz, H. J. Heinz Professor Emeritus of African Studies and  Political Science, and a former Director of The MacMillan Center...
Susan Hyde
March 18, 2014
Yale political scientist Susan Hyde will discuss “Does Democracy Promotion Promote Democracy?” in the next In the Company of Scholars lecture on Tuesday, March 25. The talk...
A Response to the Crisis in Ukraine
March 11, 2014
April 2, 2014, 2:45 to 6:30 p.m. 1 Prospect Street, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Auditorium, SSS Room 114, New Haven, CT. A one day conference is hosted by the MacMillan...