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Top U.S. Political Science Graduate (M.A.) Schools?

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#1 of 5 Kevin Royal

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Posted May 28 2004 - 01:20 AM

Hi There,
I'm pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science at a Canadian institution, with plans to pursue my Masters degree in the same discipline. While i plan to apply to most all the Canadian M.A. programs, I would also entertain the notion of applying to a U.S. school....What schools have a high reputation so far as this specific degree and focus is concerned?

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#2 of 5 Sam Posten

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Posted May 28 2004 - 02:26 AM

Might check out my Alma Mater:


I'd bet Georgetown has a pretty good Poli Sci grad program too.


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#3 of 5 Darren Davis

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Posted May 28 2004 - 03:25 AM

You might want to look into the US News college report. Not sure if it lists the top by major but it's got a lot of good information on pretty much every good school in the US. Also, some really good websites for overall information are www.collegeboard.com (look for the college search thing) and the even better www.princetonreview.com (use the left-hand column to search for a college). I hope that can help.

#4 of 5 LDfan


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Posted May 28 2004 - 04:02 AM

I have the latest edition of the US news rankings sitting at my desk.
For political science grad schools(Overall):
1. harvard
2. standford
3. UC - berkley
4. U of Michigan - Ann Arbor
5. Yale
6. Princeton
7. UC - San Diego
8. Duke
9. UC - LA
10. University of Chicago
11. Columbia
12. MIT
13. University of Rochester
14. University of Wisconsin - Madison
15. Ohio State

American Politics
1. Univ of Michigan
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. UC - berkley
5. Yale
6. UC - San Diego
7. Ohio State
8. Princeton
9. U of Minnesota
10. UC - LA

Comparative politics
1. Harvard
2. UC- San Diego
3. UC - Berkley
4. Stanford
5. UC - LA
6. Yale
7. Princeton
8. Columbia
9. Duke
10. U of Michigan

International Politics
1. Harvard
2. Stanford
3. Columbia
4. Yale
5. Univ of michigan
6. princeton
7. UC - Berkley
8. Duke
9. UC - San Diego
10. U of chicago

Take any of these rankings with a grain of salt though. There are many many good schools. As Posten said, GWU and Georgetown are highly regarded schools, especially since washington DC can sometimes be a fairly political place Posted Image


#5 of 5 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted May 28 2004 - 05:59 AM

I thought poli sci graduates went to Law School.
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