The PhD program in political science at Boston University has a strong placement record. Recent graduates have succeeded in securing academic positions at research institutions and liberal arts colleges both in the United States and around the world. Other graduates have pursued non-academic careers in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, data analytics firms, and financial institutions.

Comprehensive data on our recent placement history is available here. The document lists the first permanent job placement (tenure-track academic job or non-academic equivalent) for every PhD awarded since 2005. We list temporary positions (e.g., postdoctoral fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor, Lecturer) when these are the first placement, and we update them with any permanent position obtained later, but we do not track subsequent promotions or job changes after the first permanent placement.

Please also check out the bios of our current job candidates.

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