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
#36 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

3.1
#36 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

3.1
#32 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

3.2
#32 Rice University

Houston, TX

3.2
#32 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

3.2
#32 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

3.2
#28 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

3.3
#28 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

3.3
#28 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

3.3
#28 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

3.3
#25 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

3.4
#25 Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

3.4
#25 Texas A&M University—​College Station

College Station, TX

3.4
#23 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

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

Urbana, IL

3.5
#21 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

3.6
#21 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

3.6
#19 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

3.8
#19 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

3.8
#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
#13 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

4.0
#13 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

4.0

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