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.

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Professor Gregory Huber and Lilla Orr
Professor Gregory Huber, Yale University, Department of Political Science, and Graduate Student Lilla Orr discuss political divides in the United States in their article “The...
Prof. Paul Bracken - Yale Insights
The killing of Iran’s Qassim Suleimani exposed the developing power of military technology and intelligence to pinpoint enemy leaders from afar in real time. We asked Paul...
Senator Julie Slama
Senator Julie Slama (R), class of 2018, has been named to the Forbes “30 under 30” a collection of young citizens that are expected to help shape the next decade of law,...