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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Ph.D. in Political Science

The Ph.D. program in political science is intended for students who wish to prepare for teaching and research careers or who wish to acquire analytical and research skills necessary for a career in government or the private sector. The uniqueness of this program lies in its focus on applying insights regarding the values and purposes of political order to the issues and processes of American and international politics.

Requirements for the doctorate in political science include:

Students may transfer up to 30 hours of credit in graduate work from another university program based on an evaluation of the transcript and, when appropriate, a departmental diagnostic exam. Students must complete four semesters of residence, including at least two consecutive semesters at Loyola. At least one academic year (two consecutive semesters) must be spent as a full-time student.

For further information, please contact Professor Peter J. Schraeder, Graduate Program Director.  Email: pschrae@luc.edu.  Office phone: 773-508-3070.


Department of Political Science
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Coffey Hall, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3047 ยท E-mail: pschrae@luc.edu

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