Placement History

Our graduate students have been very successful in securing positions at leading universities such as Princeton, Harvard, Yale, etc. and research organizations. The Placement History list indicates the current and original placements of students that obtained a PhD in political science from UCSD. View Placement History (PDF).

Comparable and transparent data on placement from other graduate programs can be found here.


UCSD ranked 2nd

UC San Diego has ranked 2nd out of 258 institutions in Washington Monthly's 2009 national university college rankings.

UCSD ranked 7th

U.S. News & World Report ranked UC San Diego the 7th best public university in the nation in its 2010 America's Best Colleges guidebook. UCSD is 35th among the 262 public and private universities ranked.

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Our Ph.D. program in Political Science is designed to break down barriers and build bridges across the subfields and give all of our students a broad command of the discipline as a whole, regardless of their area of specialization.

Contact Us

Director of Graduate Studies
Karen E. Ferree
(858) 822-2309
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Student Affairs Manager
Regina Ready
(858) 534-7381
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Graduate Coordinator
Aubrey Rudd
(858) 534-2705
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Student Affairs Assistant
Christina Butler
(858) 534-7370
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