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

Mayesha Alam, a first year graduate student in our Ph.D. program, has just been selected as one of the 30 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans recipients! “The...
Professor Eric Schickler, PhD. Yale, 1997, has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Schickler is currently the Jeffrey & Ashley...
Professor Jacob Hacker, Yale University, has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Professor Hacker is currently the Director of the Institution for...