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

Hilary Matfess
Yale Political Science Graduate Student Hilary Matfess has authored an article on entitled “In Africa, All Jihad Is Local”.  The article argues that the...
Professor John Roemer
American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks and Yale Economics Professor John Roemer were interviewed on the Fox Business Network discussing the mounting debate...
Professor Alan Gerber / Profesor Joshua Kalla
YData is an introduction to data science designed to get students interested in and working with the fundamentals of and skill sets in Data science. The article, “A Starter...