Graduate Studies

Welcome to the graduate studies program in political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. We are a vibrant and supportive intellectual community. Our faculty members excel at research and teaching, with several award-winning teachers on faculty. Our department is known for its collaborative culture as graduate students develop close, constructive research relationships with faculty mentors.

Our graduate students also support one another— and they have fun. In 2010, our graduate students created a Political Science Graduate Organization (PSCGO) and in doing so, they bring a voice to issues of concern to both students and faculty on campus, while strengthening relationships within the department.

Within this productive environment, students develop strong critical thinking and effective communication skills, and they master research tools to analyze current events and to help answer major policy questions. Our students are both challenged and supported throughout the completion of their degree programs through the doctoral level.