Students must take a Major and a Minor comprehensive examination in two different fields of focus.
Each field is guided by a committee, consisting of those faculty members who teach in the area. Each field committee determines committee membership, requirements for comprehensive exams, exam structure, and reading lists in that field.
Click on the fields below to see requirements and reading lists
- Comparative Politics
- Formal Theory and Methodology
- International Relations
- Political Theory
- Public Policy
- U.S. Politics
For details on comprehensive exam procedures and requirements, review the PhD Requirements.