College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Political Science

About This Program

The Political Science doctoral program provides in-depth knowledge and advanced research skills, preparing you for leadership positions in academia, research institutions and public service. With a dedicated faculty and a supportive community of scholars, you'll have access to opportunities for cutting-edge research and professional development. More info...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Political science teachers, postsecondary

  • 4.9% about as fast as the average
  • 19,800 number of jobs
  • $85,760 potential earnings

Political scientists

  • 6.1% faster than the average
  • 7,000 number of jobs
  • $125,350 potential earnings

Social science research assistants

  • 5.8% faster than the average
  • 40,100 number of jobs
  • $49,210 potential earnings

Social and community service managers

  • 17.0% much faster than the average
  • 175,500 number of jobs
  • $69,600 potential earnings

Social scientists and related workers, all other

  • 0.8% little or no change
  • 38,800 number of jobs
  • $87,260 potential earnings


  • 6.2% faster than the average
  • 53,700 number of jobs
  • $33,200 potential earnings

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.