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Brandeis University's MA and PhD programs in Politics emphasize linkages among the patterns of American political development, contemporary American politics, and the politics of other developed and developing democratic systems. The graduate curriculum also addresses the advanced industrial democracies of Western Europe, the democratizing states of Eastern Europe, and the international political, economic, and military-security relations among these states. Substantive emphasis is on the politics of democratic and democratizing regimes. Our program is distinguished by methodological emphasis on analytical case study, including comparative case study rather than abstract mathematical modeling or statistical analysis. Read more about the program on the department's website. Application instructions can be found below.

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Application Deadlines

PhD: January 15

MA: Rolling through April 15th

Application Requirements

To apply for the program, you need to submit:

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.