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Graduate Degrees Offered

Degrees
  • M.A.; Ph.D.
Specializations - what's a specialization?
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
  • Media (Ph.D.)
  • Water Resources Planning and Management (M.A.)
  • Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of Study
  • American Politics
  • Biopolitics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Human Rights and Security
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Public Policy




Political Science

  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Department Chair
    Professor Kevin Smith
  • Graduate Chair
    Professor Ross Miller
    psgames@unl.edu
    402-472-2259
  • Department Address
    511 Oldfather Hall
    Lincoln NE 68588-0328


Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies


See also: steps to admission.

Required by Political Science in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 600, Internet TOEFL 100
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Writing sample (a college term paper, research report, or essay)
  • Statement of purpose

Application Deadline

For Financial Consideration
   Fall: January 31
Otherwise
   Rolling admission until May 15, contact the department for more information.



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Description

Graduate study in the Department of Political Science offers students the opportunity to work directly with nationally and internationally known scholar-teachers in American politics, international relations, comparative politics, public policy, and political theory. Students in the program have close working relationships with faculty and receive quality training for careers in academia, government, the nonprofit sector, and business. Graduate students often collaborate with faculty on research and jointly publish articles in national journals and present at conferences together.

The department is actively involved in several interdepartmental initiatives: ethnic studies; human rights and humanitarian affairs (an interdepartmental area of specialization which examines the diversity of the human condition and human rights issues), the Nebraska Public Policy Center (which seeks to facilitate research and analysis for policy issues important to Nebraskans), the Sorenson Forum (which addresses the difficulties of finding able people who will enter public life), the Gallup Research Center, and the Preparing Future Faculty Program. The department also offers a certificate in public policy analysis and program evaluation.



Courses and More

Students in Political Science are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.


Faculty and Research

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International Political Economy Issues
     Emeritus
Modern European philosophy, modern Jewish thought, Spinoza, anti-Semitism, political theory, Israel and modern Jewish identity
     Director, Harris Center for Judaic Studies
Judicial Politics; Constitutional Law; Black Politics; Urban Politics
Public Opinion; Political Parties; Interest Groups
     Emeritus
Human Rights; International Relations
     Emeritus
Judicial Process; Constitutional Law; Civil Liberties; Criminal Justice
Ingrid Haas vCard icon
Social Psychology; Social Cognitive Neuroscience; Tolerance, Stereotyping, and Prejudice
Legislative Politics; Public Opinion; Evolutionary Psychology in Politics
International Relations; Human Rights
Comparative Politics; International Relations
Nam Kyu Kim vCard icon
Comparative Politics; World Politics; Methodology
Political Theory; International Relations
International Security; Comparative Politics; International Relations
Water Resources Policy and Governance; Science-Policy Interface; Comparative Environmental Policy
International Relations; Comparative Politics; Methodology
     Graduate Chair
Political Behavior; Political Psychology; Public Opinion
World System Theory; Japanese Industrial Policy; International Politics
     Emeritus
Public Policy; Public Administration; American Politics
Public policy and administration.
     Emeritus
Political Psychology; Public Opinion; Political Behavior
American Government; Political Behavior; Race and Ethnicity; Comparative

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