The APSA Research Department collects, aggregates, and shares data on the political science profession.
On this page you will find reports from our surveys, as well as data and resources on the profession from other sources, such as the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This page also features APSA's Chart of the Month (including archived Charts from prior months) and links to our interactive data dashboards.
Our two primary instruments of data collection are the Graduate Placement Survey, which solicits data on political science job market candidates from PhD-granting institutions in the United States, and the Departmental Survey, which collects data from department chairs about political science curriculum, enrollments, and faculty. We also run specialized surveys for the association and collaborate with members undertaking research on the profession in their own capacity as researchers.
Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or thoughts, or by calling the main APSA line at (202) 483-2512.