About the Department

The Emory Political Science Department offers a comprehensive program of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Fields of study include American government and politics, international relations, comparative politics and political philosophy. We also are committed to rigorous methods training at the graduate level. Undergraduate students may choose political science as a major (36 semester hours) or minor (23 semester hours) field of study.

A special undergraduate concentration is also available in international studies (36 semester hours, 21 hours in political science), which provides a broad background in foreign language and culture, politics, history, and economics for those students interested in careers in journalism, teaching, international business or government service.

There are approximately 500 undergraduate majors, including 270 in Political Science and 230 in International Studies. The department includes 28 faculty members and four associated faculty members.

At the graduate level, the department offers a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree. Students may concentrate in American politics, comparative politics, or international relations. Approximately 40 students are active in the graduate program, with approximately seven students entering each year.

The department has an ongoing relationship with Emory's Center for the Study of Law and Social Science, and our undergraduate majors have the opportunity to participate in the program as Undergraduate Fellows.

Photo of the Southern Entrance to Tarbutton Hall.


Emory University
Department of Political Science
327 Tarbutton Hall
1555 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322