Department of Political Science
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.
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
Story 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:
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
- Bachelor of Arts - Master of Arts in Political Science
- Master of Arts in Political Science
- Master of Public Administration
- Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science
- Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
- Minor in International Studies
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.