About The Program

The discipline of political science poses and answers critical questions about governance and power. The questions our discipline asks depend in large part on who is posing them. For political science to contribute to meeting the diverse challenges of the 21st century, faculty and graduate students must have the background, expertise, and perspective to engage in fundamentally new thinking, questioning, and theorizing. The Political Science Predoctoral Summer Institute (PS-PSI) seeks to encourage those outcomes by increasing the diversity of applicants to political science PhD programs; boosting the acceptance rate of under-represented and disadvantaged students; enhancing the diversity of PhD programs; improving inclusion and equity in the profession, and contributing to a more comprehensive study of politics.

Read more about the origins and goals of the PS-PSI in PS: Political Science & Politics here.