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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Political Science

Fields of Inquiry

Scholarship in the Department of Political Science at USC is motivated by important theoretical questions that involve the central concerns of the discipline. Our research employs cutting-edge methodology, appears in the leading university presses and political science journals, and has been supported by an array of major funding agencies. Moreover, ours is a collaborative environment - leveraging synergies across the major subfields and actively engaging graduate students in the research enterprise.


American Politics

Comparative Politics

International Relations

Political Methodology

Political Theory

Public Administration and Public Policy

Public Law