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.


October 22, 2014
The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale presents: A Panel Discussion:  Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Election, and A Time for Choosing: 50 Years Later. Panelists include: Hon...
Robert Dahl
October 6, 2014
Robert Dahl was the Sterling Professor emeritus of Political Science at Yale University, where he earned his PhD in 1940. A former student and now professor of Political...
October 3, 2014
The Department of Italian Language and Literature presents: Steven Smith, Alfred Cowles Professor of Government and Philosophy, Yale University: “Machiavelli’s Family...