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UC San Diego Political Science Department Best Practices on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Best Practices on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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UC San Diego’s Graduate Programs and Schools Shine in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Political Science ranks 8th in nation and Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 9th for second consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report has once again named graduate schools and programs at the University of California San Diego among the best in the nation. Released today, the 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings gave high marks to the campus’s graduate education in political science and the Jacobs School of Engineering, among other professional schools and programs on campus. 



Undergraduate Program

We offer a general political science major along with seven areas of concentration - American politics, comparative politics, data analytics, international relations, political theory, public law, and public policy.

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Graduate Program

Our full-time doctoral program is consistently recognized as one of the top ten programs in the nation. 15-20 new graduate students enter the program each year, spending an average of five years earning the PhD.

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