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

Hopkins Receives Stone Award & Miller Prize

Professor Dan Hopkins was selected as the winner for two American Political Science Association awards including the Clarence Stone Award for "making a making a significant impact on the field of urban politics" and the Miller Prize for the best article in Political Analysis.     

Green Quoted in "The Paper"

Professor Jeffrey Green was quoted in Chinese news outlet "The Paper," on the state of presidential elections in the US.     

Welcome Back Students!

Scroll through the News section to discover how faculty spent the summer.

Poli Sci Undergrads Intern at the White House

The DP featured several political science majors who interned at the White House this summer.     

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Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair