Political Science: PhD

The political science doctoral program is designed to allow the well-prepared student to complete course requirements for the PhD in two years of full-time study.

Students complete a research paper in their second year and take comprehensive examinations during their third year, followed by preparation of a dissertation.

Additional PhD program requirements, along with a complete description of graduation requirements—and an explanation of themes and field requirements—are available on the department website.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample


  • CV
  • Resume
  • GRE (UO Institution Code 4846)



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term:
Final Deadline - January 10