A Message From Our Graduate Director

Welcome to graduate studies in Political Science at UWM!

Why should you join our strong community of scholars to earn your MA or PhD at UWM?

  • World-renowned faculty. Our 17 full-time faculty members cover every region of the globe and every subfield in political science and are leading researchers in their fields.
  • Strong quantitative training. Students are trained in a mix of research methodologies, with an emphasis on a broad range of quantitative methods prominent in political science. Our students are well-prepared for a number of career opportunities post-graduation, including data science, policy analysis, and academia
  • Mentorship and professional socialization. Our faculty members are active scholars and researchers who frequently coauthor with students on papers and participate in numerous events and colloquia both within the department and nationally/internationally.
  • Strong placement record. New PhDs are routinely placed in tenure-track positions or in high-level analyst positions, while our MA graduates go on to work in government, non-profits, national security, and data science.
  • Geographically diverse student population. Our students hail from across the U.S. and around the globe.

We hope you will join us for your graduate studies!

Contact us today!


Ora John Reuter
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee