Careers in Political Science

Political scientists gain the writing, communication, analytical, and data skills that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential careers. To learn more about possible career options for undergraduate and graduate students in political science, as well as for political science PhDs, see the following APSA resources.

Careers for Political Science Majors

Majoring in political science can qualify you for many different careers in private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations, as well as the public sector. APSA has compiled career resources for undergraduates majoring in political science.

Academic Careers for Political Science PhDs

Political science PhDs are well equipped to pursue a career in academia. APSA has compiled a list of resources to support graduate students while on the job market.

Applied Careers for Political Science PhDs

Many political science PhDs choose to pursue careers in industry, government, and nonprofit sectors. Check out this compilation of APSA resources for applied job seekers.