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:
Previous Grad Student e-Newsletters:
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
Political Science Employment Data, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
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 is hosting 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 will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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