Political Science PhD
Prepare for a career in academia and research with the Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. The doctoral program emphasizes students’ original scholarly research and advanced pedagogical skills.
Faculty members are nationally recognized in their fields and integrate their current research—including published research—with PhD coursework. Faculty research and expertise focus on American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory, which also serve as the main subject areas in the curriculum.
PhD students are an intricate part of the learning and teaching experience across the Political Science Department. They conduct research, teach courses and work closely with various faculty members and students throughout the department. Learn more about current Political Science PhD students and their research.
Students are prepared to pass qualifying examinations in two of the four main political science subject areas.