GSU’s Political Science Graduate Program Ranked #72 by U.S. News & World Report

Posted On March 19, 2017
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Georgia State University’s Political Science Graduate program is now ranked #72 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 ranking of the best political science programs nationally.

“We’re delighted GSU’s Political Science program for graduate students has risen 11 spots, from #83 to #72,” said Carrie Manning, chair of Political Science. “We encourage more students to take advantage of our strong community of scholars to earn your Ph.D. or M.A. degree.”

“Georgia State’s program offers students an array of benefits — from mentorship and professional socialization, a strong placement record for graduates, and a unique location in the heart of Atlanta, a geographically diverse population of students from across the U.S. and the globe


— to methodological diversity where students are trained in a broad mix of methods, from qualitative interviewing to experimental survey designs to hierarchical modeling,” said Sarah Allen Gershon, Director of Graduate Studies.

Based on a survey of academics at peer institutions U.S. News & World Reports’ study emphasizes that the best political science programs enable students to specialize in a certain area of politics.

Georgia State Ph.D. students can concentrate their studies on the major subfields in the disciplines of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory, Public Law, and Research Methods. M.A. students can receive broad training in the discipline or concentrate on General Political Science, International & Comparative Politics, American Politics, Public Law or Professional Politics.

Read more about the study here.