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Political Science, PhD

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Political Science

Test Score Required: A GRE combined score of 310 is advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Mail Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores to UT Dallas Office of Enrollment Services.

Catalog Page: PhD

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Completed Request for Recommendation (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge your probable success in graduate school. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Resume: no

Admissions Essay: yes

A brief narrative outlining your academic interest and meeting the following criteria:

  • Include any current or long-range interests in research, teaching or other professional objectives.
  • Please describe any publications or other evidence of scholarly endeavor you have achieved.
  • List academic and professional organizations in which you are active and any fellowships, scholarships, or other honors you have received.

The Admissions Essay may be sent directly to the program or submitted online.

Deadlines: rolling admissions, no deadline


Cheryl L. Berry

800 W. Campbell Rd.
GR31Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - GR3.826

Degree Information:
Robert Lowry
Professor/ Program Head
Office - GR 3.533

Michael Crespin
Associate Professor/ Associate Program Head and
PhD Advisor
Office - GR 2.806

Possible Careers

Professor/Academics; Researcher and management positions in government and private sector.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.