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Political Science

Political Science

Engage in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding political systems, theory and practice. Through the exploration of a variety of political topics – from international relations and comparative politics to political philosophy and public policy – you’ll develop an appreciation for the complexity of political life that transcends partisanship and ideology. Graduate a problem solver and analytical writer; policy maker and political adviser; diplomat and researcher; a leader the world needs.

Deepa Prakash

In my classroom, I encourage a lot of dialogue and mutual questioning. -Deepa Prakash Frank L. Hall Professor of Political Science

Areas of Study


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Internships students have participated in:

  • Presidential Election Campaign

  • U.S. House of Representatives

  • U.S. Senate

  • Scottish Parliament

  • U.S. Consulates in South America and Europe

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant 

  • Donald F. McHenry Global Public Service Fellow

  • Indiana House of Representatives

  • Law firms in Chicago, New York and Indianapolis

Graduate Programs

Graduate schools students have attended:

  • Harvard Law School and Harvard University


  • Yale Law School

  • Georgetown University

  • Oxford University

  • London School of Economics


  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University


  • University of Chicago


  • University of Pennsylvania


  • University of Cambridge, England


  • Northwestern University


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  • Smita A. Rahman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Research interests: modern and contemporary political theory; Islamic political theory; global political theory; and politics and popular culture.
  • Deepa Prakash, Ph.D. , Syracuse University. Research interests: international security; political violence; and terrorism studies.
  • Sunil K. Sahu, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Research interests: South Asian politics; international political economy; religion and politics; democracy; political ideologies; and international terrorism.