Director of Graduate Studies

For Spring 2022, the Director of Graduate Studies is Dr. Michael Zilis. Contact him at or


The below information pertains to students currently enrolled in the UK Political Science PhD Program.  If you are a prospective student interested in our program, please see the Prospective Students page for more information.

Links for Current Students

Political Science Graduate Student Handbook

UK Graduate School Website

Graduate Student Self-Assessment Form

Awards and Support Forms:

Links for Faculty

For the advisory committee: Advisory Committee Review Report

For teaching mentors:

For course instructors: Record of Incomplete