Political Science Graduate Program

Our graduate program offers MA (thesis or event) and PhD degrees.

The graduate program provides an intellectual space for the growth and development of a diverse student body. Our students gain the skills to produce quality scholarship, master a knowledge base within a specialization, and prepare for various career options by deepening their ability to think politically about the world. We have sought to create an intellectual environment driven by the student, tailored to their needs, and supporting their research interests. A genuinely international department, our faculty and graduate students embody UH’s mission to be a “globally-connected Hawaiian place of learning.”

We designed our graduate program to serve the needs of those pursuing careers both inside and outside of academia. Our commitment to understanding the contours and complexities of power and change at the local, national, and global scale provides flexibility to pursue a wide array of research interests and career paths.