Graduate Studies in Political Science | Department of Political Science

Graduate Studies in Political Science

Welcome to the UNT Graduate Programs in Political Science!

Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs here at the UNT Department of Political Science. We are delighted that you are interested in the range of graduate degrees we offer. Our programs provide students the opportunity to specialize in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. The department also has strengths in areas that bridge traditional subfield boundaries, such as Peace and Conflict, Race and Ethnic Politics, and Advocacy, Politics, and Policy. The department is home to some of the top scholars in the world in their respective fields.

If you are considering applying for admission to one of our graduate programs, see the sidebar to the left for links that will provide further information about the admissions process, detailed descriptions of the degrees we offer and funding opportunities. We also encourage you to browse our program guides, faculty webpages, and placement record. If you are a current graduate student, you can use the information to learn more about your program and course of study.

We are strongly committed to student success. If you are looking for a great graduate program that comprises a community of supportive scholars and students, please consider us!

Thanks again for your interest in our department's graduate programs. If we can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at and


Drs. Paul Hensel and Jacqueline DeMeritt, Graduate Advisors