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The political science faculty at UC Merced invite applications from students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree. The program offers two subfield concentrations: Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) and Political Cognition and Behavior (CAB). 

Please consult the Graduate Division website for a complete listing of UC Merced application requirements.

The political science admissions committee is made up of three members of the political science faculty.  They make their decisions based on a comprehensive review of a student’s coursework, recommendations, GPA and GRE scores.  The application deadline is January 15.

Please email questions regarding the Political Science Ph.D. program.  

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