Welcome to the Political Science Department

Penn’s Political Science Department is experiencing a renaissance. Over the past decade, our faculty has grown by 50%, an increase in quantity that has been matched by gains in quality. The strength of our faculty in each of four major subfields is being built with an eye to excellence embracing a variety of approaches and methodologies.

Welcome to the Political Science Department

The department’s combination of distinction and diversity has resulted in a rapid expansion of the undergraduate program and a newly invigorated Ph.D. program. Our faculty and graduate students play key roles in numerous centers and organizations across Penn’s campus whose missions bear on topics of interest to political scientists.

Welcome to the Political Science Department

We hope you will explore the website for a glimpse into the variety of our programs, activities, and classes, as well as an introduction to the accomplishments of the people who comprise the Political Science Department at Penn.

News & Announcements

Mutz Awarded Carnegie Fellowship

Professor Diana Mutz was awarded a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to support her research on the increasing resentment towards globalization.     

Event Spotlight: US Foreign Policy in a Trump Administration

Today at noon Penn Arts & Sciences' Knowledge by the Slice presents "US Foreign Policy in a Trump Administration: A Three-Month Review" featuring political science professors Michael Horowitz, Avery Goldstein, and Alex Weisiger.      

Gillion Interviewed in Penn Current

Professor Daniel Q. Gillion was interviewed in Penn Current about his career and research on protests.     

PSCI Undergrad Awarded Truman Scholarship

Political Science junior Sarah Cornelius was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which supports students who pursue careers in government or public service.      

University of Pennsylvania
208 S. 37th Street, Room 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair