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

Professor David Mayhew was part of a three person panel at the National Constitution Center discussing “What Happened to Congress?”.  Speaking with Josh Chafetz, author of...
Professor Frances Rosenbluth has been awarded the Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences. “Frances Rosenbluth, the Damon Wells Professor of...
David Mayhew has yet another editorial piece in the Washington Post Monkey Cage.  “Two Factors Help A President Get A Lot Done in 100 Days:  Trump Has Only One.”  Read it...