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Political Science at UC Merced
One of the great strengths of political science at UC Merced is its enthusiastic faculty. We are dedicated to building a faculty of cutting-edge researchers and top-rate instructors.
The Political Science department is on the forefront of innovative research. Learn more about our publication information, faculty and student presentations, and guest lectures.
If you would like to study with leading scholars in Political Institutions & Political Economy or Political Cognition & Behavior, apply to UC Merced’s Political Science program now.
Political Science Program Pushes Boundaries of Discipline
The Political Science graduate program challenges students to develop quantitative research skills and push the boundaries of the discipline. The rigorous methodological graduate training that students receive at UC Merced means that they will be at the cutting edge of Political Science. The department uses a unique approach, training students in Political Institutions & Political Economy (PIPE) and Political Cognition & Behavior (CAB) to guarantee that students will have a comprehensive and creative understanding of the discipline. Students are also encouraged to work with faculty from other disciplines such as cognitive science, psychology, economics, sociology, and philosophy to enrich their educations.