Graduate Student Guide: Research Methods

The achievement of a minimum level of competence in political research methods is required of all graduate students in political science. The methodology curriculum is as follows:

Methodology Requirements by Year in Program (First Year Sequence)

Autumn Quarter

Pol S 500

Political Research Design and Analysis

Winter Quarter

Pol S 501

Advanced Political Research Design and Analysis

Spring Quarter

Pol S 502


Pol S 503

Qualitative Research Methods (502 or other accepted courses - see list on Political Science Methodology field page)


Advanced Quantitative Political Methodology