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

Sterling Professor of Political Science David Mayhew gives a political scientist’s views on the 2016 election in this YaleNews interview. Republican Party officials...
Professor Steven Smith’s newest book, Modernity and Its Discontents, is now available. In this new publication, Steven B. Smith examines the concept of modernity, not...
Dawn Teele
Dawn Teele won an APSA (American Political Science Association) Dissertation Award this year. The 2016 Gabriel A. Almond Award is awarded annually for the best dissertation...