Welcome! We take great pride in our Ph.D. program. We have an outstanding group of students in our program and an impressive list of alumni. If you are looking for a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment, this might be the right program for you.
Here are our answers to the important questions you may be asking about Ph.D. Programs:
What topics can I study?
What type of training will I receive?
Will I get to teach my own classes?
Is there any financial support available?
Will I get to work with faculty members on research projects?
What are my job prospects after I’m done?
What is life like in Tallahassee?
How do I apply?
What are the requirements for GRE scores and GPA?
May I visit the department?
While all PhD programs prepare their students for a career in research and teaching, our program differs from other programs in three important ways.
Our program is designed to give personal attention to each
student. Our curriculum provides many opportunities for faculty
and students to work together on projects. We strive to be flexible
and responsive to students' interests in designing their program of
study. We expect every student we admit to complete the degree and consider
it our personal mission to aid in that success.
We welcome students who have interests that span more than
one field. Our program focuses on answering central questions
about institutions, behavior, and processes that lie at the core of
political science, regardless of field. Although students concentrate
their research interests in traditional fields such as Comparative,
American, International Relations, or Public Policy, we encourage students
to think and work beyond the field boundaries and speak to these larger
We provide students with the research skills they need to launch their own research agendas and successful careers. Our curriculum provides a core of theoretical, mathematical, statistical, and research design skills that allow students to fully pursue their own research interests by their second year. This is important for the long-term success of students because it prepares them to build a strong, visible record of research that will attract attention from potential employers.
If you would like to receive more information about our program or to be contacted by a faculty member or current student, please email our Academic Coordinator, Jerry Fisher (email@example.com).