Political Science


Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

PhD AdmissionsFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Applications113107100
Admissions offers (Selectivity)21 (19%)25 (23%)22 (23%)
New doctoral students (Yield)2 (10%)10 (40%)7 (30%)
PhD EnrollmentFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Total enrollment344238
Female47%48%54%
Male53%52%46%
International21%21%14%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident79%79%86%
PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Black or African American4%3%1%
Asian4%3%6%
Hispanic of any race7%6%4%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White78%76%76%
Two or more races
Not indicated7%12%13%
PhD Degrees and Completion2018-192017-185 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded775
Median years to PhD6.95.95.9
Average adjusted years to PhD6.75.96.3
Percent of students who entered
between 2007-08 and 2011-12, and
completed the PhD as
of August 31, 2019
64%