The PhD program in political economy welcomes applications from prospective students with an interest in using game theory and empirical methods for causal inference to study political institutions and behavior.

Prospective students submit a single application directly to the PhD program in political economy through the Division of the Social Sciences. A complete application consists of transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended, three letters of recommendation, a candidate statement, a writing sample, official GRE scores, and (where required to demonstrate English proficiency) official TOEFL or IELTS scores. An application fee is also required; a waiver is possible in some limited circumstances. The application deadline for Academic Year 2024 – 2025 is December 5, 2023.

Information regarding PhD fellowships can be found on the Social Sciences Division website.

Questions regarding admissions requirements, policies, and procedures should be sent to