Political Science Graduate Program

Welcome to our graduate program webpage.

We are pleased that you are interested in graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky has a distinguished history of research and educational achievement. And the Political Science Department has a long tradition of excellent scholarship, effective teaching, and training graduate students to become leading scholars in the discipline.The graduate program trains students to be both excellent teachers and leading scholars. Our recent placement record has been excellent, with students obtaining positions at schools such as the University of Rhode Island, the University of Nebraska-Kearney, the University of South Carolina, and Auburn University.  

The department is home to scholars with a broad range of expertise, with emphasis on American Politics, International Relations, and Comparative Politics.

Lexington is a wonderful place to live: a mid-sized metropolitan city bordered by rolling horse farms and home to thoroughbred racing at Keeneland Race Track. It’s a great environment for hiking, biking and enjoying the great outdoors. Lexington also offers theater options, a variety of musical venues, and a great selection of movies and nightlife.

Please browse through the curriculum, advance degree requirements, and admissions pages of our website. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Prof. Clayton Thyne (Director of Graduate Studies) at clayton.thyne@uky.edu

 

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