Following UC Davis campus COVID protocols, in-person instruction has returned for Fall Quarter 2021. The department’s administrative functions have moved to hybrid work conditions until further notice. At this time, the preferred method of contact for departmental staff members is e-mail; please visit our administrative staff contact page for further information


The Department of Political Science offers numerous advising resources and forms of recognition for graduate students.

Handbooks and Guidance

In-person advising as well as published resources are available to assist Department of Political Science graduate students.

Student Fees

Information about student fee schedules for domestic and international graduate program applicants.

Travel Funding

Graduate students in the Department of Political Science may apply for funding to support travel related to their doctoral thesis research.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to questions that prospective graduate students frequently ask.

Award Recipients and Publications

Many graduate students in the UC Davis Department of Political Science have been recognized over the years through the publication of their scholarly works, and by receiving awards acknowledging the high quality of their scholarship.

Graduate Association