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 and Events

Ian Shapiro / Yale Daily News
Professor Ian Shapiro’s Devane Lectures are a big hit among both Yalies and New Haveners. “Shapiro’s class, “Power and Politics in Today’s World,” is the latest class...
PhD Student CXharlotte Hulme / Strategy Bridge icon
Earlier this year, The Strategy Bridge asked university and professional military education students to participate in our third annual student writing contest by sending us...
Daniel Mattingly / Washington Post Monkey Cage icon
Assistant Professor Daniel Mattingly has an opinion piece in the Monkey Cage - Analysis section of the Washington Post. “The Hong Kong protests have been going on for months...