PhD Programs

As a PhD student at the Schar School, you can study with eminent scholars in a wide variety of fields and conduct groundbreaking research to help you become a subject matter expert in your field and a key authority who influences public debate. Whether you desire to teach and do research at a university, lead a government or nonprofit organization, or craft innovative public policies and programs, we will prepare you to be the leader and academic you want to be.

The Schar School offers three doctoral programs (each available on a part-time or full-time basis) - a PhD in Biodefense, a PhD in Political Science, and a PhD in Public Policy. 


Upcoming Virtual Information Session

Public Policy and Political Science PhD Open House: Wednesday, January 17, 6:30-8 p.m. ET

Prospective students are invited to attend a virtual open house to learn more about the Schar School's PhDs in Public Policy and Political Science programs. 

From 6:30-7 p.m. Please join admissions to cover the PhD application. 
From 7:00-8:30 p.m. Please join the PhD Program Directors to learn more about the programs and ask any questions you may have.
You are welcome to join the event for the full duration if you would like to hear from admissions and program faculty. 


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