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    University of North Texas
    Jul 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Political Science

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Main Departmental Office
Wooten Hall, Room 125

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305340
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Web site:

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, Chair



The Department of Political Science has a number of research focuses, including the following: American politics (including public opinion, mass political behavior, legislative politics, judicial politics and American political economy); comparative politics (including conflict and political violence, democratization, political institutions, parties and party systems, political behavior, political economy, Latin American politics, Asian politics, African politics and European politics); international relations (including conflict studies, foreign policy, international political economy, peace studies and human rights); political theory (including ancient, modern and American political thought; international ethics; and leadership and democracy); and research methodology.

The department’s research has been supported recently by a variety of external sources, including the Fulbright fellowship program, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the International Human Rights Law Group and the Olin Foundation.

Of special importance to graduate education in political science is the university’s membership in the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world’s most important repository of social science research data, and the department’s membership in the European Consortium for Political Research. The Willis Library has an excellent collection of legal materials, serves as an official repository for U.S. government documents and has a collection of United Nations and related international agency documents.

Graduate students in political science have access to state-of-the-art microcomputer resources and have full, free access to the extensive data resources of the ICPSR for use in their areas of research interest. The professional development of graduate students is encouraged through regular student and faculty colloquia.

Degree programs

The Department of Political Science offers programs leading to the Master of Arts, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy, all with a major in political science.

Concentrations at the doctoral level are available in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and methodology.

Admission requirements

All general admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, as outlined in the Admission section of this catalog, must be fulfilled.

Applicants for graduate programs must submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination general test. Applicants for the Master of Arts, Master of Science or PhD programs who have not completed the GRE requirement will not be admitted to graduate courses in political science.


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      Political Science

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