The advanced skills gained from a graduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. You will form expertise through rigorous coursework and research to meet your professional and personal goals. 

Political Science PhD graduates are trained to become successful scholars and teachers. Outside of academia and research, many graduates apply their skills to professional roles in government, political policy, think tanks and diplomacy.

Approximately three-quarters of recent Political Science PhD graduates have been awarded tenured or tenure-track professional positions at higher learning institutions. Recent Temple PhD alumni have secured the following placements. 

  • Academic dean
  • Assistant professor
  • Lecturer
  • Nonprofit director
  • Post-doctoral fellow
  • Professor
  • Senior consultant
  • Senior data analyst
  • Social science research analyst

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.