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

PSCI alum Alex Haber C'13 blogs for Atlantic Council

Alex Huber C'13 explores the question "Should an End to Urgency Mean an End to Effectiveness?" in a blog post for the Atlantic Council.     

Gray Receives 2014-2015 Midwest Women's Caucus Early Career Award

Professor Julia Gray been selected by the Midwest Women's Caucus for Political Science to receive the 2014-2015 Midwest Women's Caucus Early Career Award.    

Falleti Presents at International Seminar on Accountability and Control of Corruption

Professor Falleti gives presentation on "Local Participation and Accountability" at International Seminar on Accountability and Control of Corruption, in Mexico City.      

Penn Hosts 2014 Peace Science Society Conference

Professor Horowitz hosted the 2014 Peace Science Society Conference in conjunction with the Browne Center for International Politics, the Department of Political Science, Perry World House, the School of Arts and Science, and the University Research Foundation.     

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

Edward Mansfield Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
John Lapinski Undergraduate Chair