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Our vision is to become a nationally recognized, top-tier political science department. We aspire to be a faculty in which every member has an active research agenda that leads to publications in the most highly regarded outlets in the discipline. We seek regularly to place our best doctoral students as faculty in peer research universities by providing individual mentoring, a methodologically rigorous program, and an academic community that fosters collaboration. We seek to provide a broad, theoretically focused undergraduate degree that will prepare students for graduate school in political science, professional school, and/or government and public service.

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