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Graduate Students

The Ph.D. program in Political Science at UC Merced is a particularly good fit for students with research interests that span traditional disciplinary boundaries, such political psychology or political economy. Our graduate students interact with faculty and researchers from a variety of disciplines during their training here. 

Read about other highlights of the Ph.D. program here. If you have any questions about our graduate program, get in touch with our Director of Graduate Studies

A recent analysis of political science in the University of California system found that UC Merced's political science faculty have the highest average rate of research productivity in the entire UC system. Our faculty regularly publish their cutting-edge research in the very best journals and book presses in the discipline.

View the Political Science digital brochure

To apply, visit the UC Merced Graduate Division website.

Updated 2023