This program is no longer accepting new students. For more information contact Department of Political Science, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 981225-9082, 360-650-3469; Vernon.Johnson@wwu.edu.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abedi, Amir, PhD, comparative politics, European politics, parties and party systems.
Alper, Donald K., PhD, Canadian-politics, Canada-U.S. relations, American politics.
Biswas, Bidisha, PhD, international relations, ethnic and civic conflicts, terrorism, diaspora politics.
Chen, Paul, PhD, law, courts, politics and society, U.S. constitutional law, the Supreme Court.
Deylami, Shirin, PhD. Islamic thought, theories of globalization, religion and politics, contemporary political thought
Donovan, Todd A., PhD, American, state and local, elections and representation.
Horne, Cynthia, PhD, international political economy, comparative political economy, international relations, comparative politics, post-Soviet politics and economics.
Hsueh, Vicki, PhD, political theory, history of political thought, race and ethnicity, colonialism and post-colonialism.
Johnson, Vernon D., PhD, Politics of development, African politics, race and public policy.
Parris, Kristen D., PhD, comparative politics, East Asian politics, development.
Salazar, Debra J., PhD, environmental politics, social movements, statistics.
Singleton, Sara, PhD, American politics, environmental politics, public policy.
Weir, Sara J., PhD, American politics, public policy, gender issues.
Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Sara Singleton, Political Science, Arntzen Hall 420.
The political science/environmental studies curriculum is a joint offering of the Political Science Department and Huxley College of the Environment. The program emphasizes environmental policy and especially the political, economic and social factors which affect environmental policy-making processes.
Admission and prerequisites
Admission requirements and prerequisites are the same as for the MA in Political Science program with additional consideration given to applicants who have a background in environmental studies, natural science, or a related field.
Admit Quarter: New students will be admitted to this program fall quarter only. Admission decisions normally will be made no later than March 15. Students should specify their potential thesis topics, and up to two prospective faculty advisors.
Deadlines: To ensure consideration for fall quarter, complete applications must be received by February 1.
Materials supporting graduate applications: All applicants must include a two-page statement of purpose. This statement should explain why the applicant wishes to pursue graduate work in political science. It should also indicate which track and/or field of concentration the applicant intends to pursue. Students should specify their potential thesis topics and list up to two prospective faculty advisors. Students are admitted into the program upon agreement of a faculty advisor. See Political Science Faculty research profiles at http://www.wwu.edu/depts/polsci/pdfs/Graduate_Faculty_Research_Profiles.pdf
Writing Sample. Applicants must submit a writing sample, such as a research paper, or a similar paper demonstrating writing ability.
TA deadline: Preferred consideration will be given to applications completed by February 1.
Specific Test Requirements: Graduate Record Examination, General Test. Applicants with advanced degrees are not required to submit GRE scores.