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.
As a means to further facilitate education and awareness about graduate programs in political science and graduate recruitment of all student groups, APSA will host the fourth annual Graduate School Information Fair on Saturday, August 30, from 12pm-2pm, at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Representatives from political science graduate programs around the country will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about their political science doctoral programs and course offering to undergraduate students who are based in DC and the surrounding areas.
Learn more about the APSA Mentor Program: 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.
- 2014 Teaching and Learning Conference Short course on MOOC's
At the 2014 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference co-facilitators, John Ishiyama and Chad Raymond led a pre-conference short course on the advantages and disadvantages of MOOC's. View the short course.
- APSA Virtual Brown Bag Series
2013 APSA Virtual Brown Bag Series: The 2013 Virtual Brown Series was recording live at the 2013 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, held in Long Beach, CA. View 2013 TLC virtual brown bag sessions on currciular and program assessment, integrating technology into the classroom, and teaching at community colleges.
2012 APSA Virtrual Brown Bag Series: 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.
- Alternative presentation from 2012 Annual Meeting
APSA Programs for Graduate Students
- Office of Education, Professional Development and Diversity Programs
- Graduate Student Membership
- Mentoring Programs
- Jobs Resources and APSA E-jobs
- Tracking Enrollment and Placement Trends
- Task Force on Graduate Education
- APSA Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
- Dissertation Awards and APSA Awards for Graduate Students
- APSA Graduate school information fair
- APSA mentoring program
- APSA Spotlight on Undergraduate Research
- APSA Diversity Programs (MSRP, RBSI and MFP)
- Aplying to graduate school in political science-Questions to Ask
- APSA Student Membership
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:
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 2014 APSA Graduate School Information Fair
Applying for Graduate School
Find and Select a Graduate Program
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)
Here is a listing of the 2014 spotlight research projects that your APSA colleagues are undertaking to promote and encourage undergraduate research.
View a listing of programs and resources sponsored by the Office of Education, Professional Development and Diversity.
APSA Journal Articles: