Programs
Graduate Student Connection

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Welcome to the APSA Graduate Student Connection! One key component of APSA's mission is to support political science education and professional development. Check out the links below for resources and opportunities available to political science students.

Check out the APSA Professional Development Page!

2013 Graduate School Information Fair

As a means to further facilitate education and awareness about graduate programs in political science and graduate recruitment of all student groups, APSA hosted the third annual Graduate School Information Fair on Saturday, August 31st, from 12pm-2pm, at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Representatives from political science graduate programs around the country were on hand to share information and answer questions about their political science programs and course offering to undergraduate students from Chicago and the surrounding areas. For more information, please email [email protected]

Sign up for an APSA Mentor Today!

Find an APSA Mentor: APSA recognizes the importance of mentoring in career and professional development. APSA administers a mentoring process to connect interested graduate students and junior faculty with political scientists who have made themselves available as mentors. Other mentoring resources.

Virtual and Alternative Presentations

View 2012 APSA Annual Meeting Alterntaive Presentations, including the APSA Professional Development Roundtable entitled "Going on the Job Market".

APSA hosted a APSA Virtual Brown Bag on April 25, 2012. The title of this brownbag is "Landed a new job: What now?" Panelists included Joshua Gordon, PhD, Policy Director of the Concord Coalition and David C. Wilson, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Univeristy of Delaware.  View the recorded session.

APSA Programs for Graduate Students

 

APSA Programs for Undergraduate Students
Learn more about programs and information for undergraduate students such as the mentoring program, the graduate school information fair and tips for applying to graduate school in political science.

Contact APSA
Your opinions are important to us. We want to hear from you. Email questions or comments to APSA at [email protected].

 

Getting Connected

Graduate students are strongly encouraged to get involved in the discipline EARLY in their careers. There are numerous ways to participate in APSA and to connect with other political scientists, such as:

APSA Grad Student E-Newsletter:

Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Summer/Fall 2010

APSA's 35 organized sections or discussion lists.

  • APSA Annual Meeting, in Chicago, IL, August 29 - September 1, 2013 Chicago, IL
  • 2013 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference
  • APSA E-jobs
  • Political Science Employment Data, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • Undergraduate Resources

    APSA Mentoring Program

    Find an APSA Mentor: APSA recognizes the importance of mentoring in career and professional development. APSA administers a mentoring process to connect interested graduate students and junior faculty with political scientists who have made themselves available as mentors. Other mentoring resources.

    The 2013 APSA Graduate School Information Fair
    APSA hosted the third annual Graduate School Information Fair on August 31st, at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Representatives from political science graduate programs around the country were on hand to share information and answer questions about their political science programs and course offering to undergraduate students from Chicago and the surrounding areas. For more information, email [email protected].

    Applying for Graduate School
    Asking the right questions when you meet with prospective departments is critical to choosing the right graduate program for you. APSA has created a list of questions and has encouraged departments to be willing to answer these questions. You can find a list of participating institutions at Institutions that Grant a Ph.D. in Political Science.

    Find and Select a Graduate Program
    In addition to articles about getting into and succeeding in graduate school, www.phds.org has tools to help you:

    Further resources are available at www.gradschools.com. For another, non-APSA comprehensive guide on applying to and succeeding in graduate school, see: www.gettingintogradschool.com/ College Navigator Find the right college for you using the Institute of Education Sciences' College Navigator tool.

    Minority Student Recruitment Program (MSRP)
    APSA established the Minority Student Recruitment Program (MSRP, formerly MID) as part of its efforts to advance the benefits of diversity within the political science profession by putting graduate programs in touch with students from diverse backgrounds.

    APSA Spotlight on Undergraduate Research

    Here is a listing of the 2013 spotlight research projects that your APSA colleagues are undertaking to promote and encourage undergraduate research.

    APSA Education, Professional Development, and Diversity

    View a listing of programs and resources sponsored by the Office of Education, Professional Development and Diversity.

    APSA Journal Articles:

    Graduate Student Membership

    Opportunities

     View all conference opportunities

    Quicklinks for Students
    Funding Opportunities
    Grad Student Teaching Resources

    Calendar of Conferences & Seminars 
    Calls for Submissions for Journals

    Student Journals
    Organizations
    Internship Resources

    Researching, Studying, or Teaching Abroad

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