Political Science

Ranked in 2013 | Political Science Rankings Methodology

For graduate students, political science is an area that combines history, current events and analysis. Students are often able to specialize their degree to a certain area of politics. These are the best political science programs.

Rank School name Score
#1 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

4.9
#2 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

4.8
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

4.8
#4 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

4.7
#4 Yale University

New Haven, CT

4.7
#6 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

4.6
#7 Columbia University

New York, NY

4.4
#8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

4.3
#8 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

4.3
#10 Duke University

Durham, NC

4.2
#10 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

4.2
#12 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

4.1
#13 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

4.0
#13 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

4.0
#15 New York University

New York, NY

3.9
#15 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

3.9
#15 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

3.9
#15 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

3.9
#19 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

3.8
#19 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

3.8
#21 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

3.6
#21 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

3.6
#23 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

3.5
#23 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

3.5
#25 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

3.4

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