Texas Tech University

Department of Political Science

 
 
 
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News

The Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University (TTU) would like to invite students with significant research potential and interests in Political Science or Public Administration to apply to our Masters and PhD programs. For more information or to view our Study Political Science flyer.

 

New Faculty Dr. Sievert Dr Banda and New Chair Dr. Nokken

In 2017 we are happy to welcome two new faculty members who specialize in American politics, Dr. Joel Sievert and Dr. Kevin Banda.

We are also happy to welcome our new department chairperson Dr. Timothy Nokken

 

Lektzian's Year in Washington as a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow

Dr. David LektzianStory by Toni Salama

For one very interesting year, David Lektzian traded in Memorial Circle for the Beltway and went to work in Washington, D.C., answering questions that helped Congress make foreign policy decisions. Lektzian, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, was in the nation's capital from July 2017 to July 2018 on an International Affairs Fellowship awarded by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Listen to Dr. Lektzian talk about his CFR experience or read MORE

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Degree & Programs

The Political Science department supervises the following degree and certificate programs:

Dual Degree Programs

The department also participates in both the Latin American and Iberian Studies program and the Russian Language and Area Studies program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree; a minor in women's studies; Honors College programs; and Arts and Sciences minors in urban studies, international studies, ethnic studies, Asian studies, and religion studies.

Fellowships and Stipends Available

The Department of Political Science will be awarding a Helen Jones Graduate Fellowship for a new PhD student beginning with the Fall 2016 semester. This Fellowship is for $5000 for three years (total = $15,000) and is intended to recruit a new PhD student to the program.

The Department of Political Science will be awarding a Graduate Recruitment Fellowship for a new PhD student beginning with the Fall 2016 semester. This Fellowship is for $4000 for four years (total = $16,000) and is intended to recruit a new PhD student to the program.

The Department of Political Science has set the stipend level for incoming students for the Fall 2016 semester at $13,000 for 9 month TA assignments. We will also be able to award up to 2 stipends of $16,500 to recruit exceptional students. The Department will also have the ability to hire several online graders with a $10,000 stipend for 9 months. All TAs and Graders will also receive a tuition waiver that covers most of the costs of tuition.

 

 
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Department of Political Science

  • Address

    Dept. of Political Science, Texas Tech University, 113 Holden Hall, Boston & Akron Streets, Lubbock, TX 79409-1015 Fax: 806.742.0850
  • Phone

    806.742.3121
  • Email

    pols.webmaster@ttu.edu