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

Barnard Awarded Teaching Prize

Political Science PhD student Andrew Barnard was awarded the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students based on undergraduate student nominations. 

Horowitz In Foreign Policy

Professor Michael Horowitz writes about the importance of Iran's nuclear capabilities on the stability of the Middle East in Foreign Policy.      

Gutman C'14 Selected As Carnegie Junior Fellow

PSCI undergraduate alum Jake Gutman C'14 has been selected as a Junior Fellow for 2015-2016 with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.     

Horowitz Panelist at Army War College Strategy Conference

Professor Michael Horowitz served as a panelist at the 26th Annual Strategy Conference at the United States Army War College.      

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Phone: (215) 898-7641

Edward Mansfield Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
John Lapinski Undergraduate Chair