Application Process

Program Admissions and Application Deadlines:

The Department of Political Science at Michigan State University admits students into the Ph.D. program for the Fall semester only. The deadline for applications is January 2. If you want to receive full consideration for admission as well as funding, you should submit a complete application by January 2, 2017.

If you have any questions about the application process that are not answered on the frequently asked questions document or the guidelines, please contact Karen Battin, the Graduate Program Assistant, or 517-355-2167 or Professor Thomas Hammond, the PhD Admissions Director,