Our department offers competitive scholarships to students interested in what politics is about. Come study in an international environment, a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, European and American degrees (MA, PhD). Join us in the academic excellence at the department and have fun in the vibrant city of Budapest. The Department of Political Science focuses on several areas of political science, with a particular emphasis on comparative politics, political theory and political economy as well as research methods.
In the 2015 Quacquarelli Symonds' (QS) annual survey CEU’s programs has been ranked 29th in the subject of politics and international studies, which at CEU is represented by the Department of Political Science, the Department of International Relations and European Studies, and the Department of Public Policy. The ranking equates to the No. 7 spot in Europe. In 2017, we were ranked 42nd in World in Politics & International Studies in the same QS World University Rankings.
The department is also ranked as one of the best in Europe in Political Science having received the 'excellence' ranking from the prestigious Center for Higher Education Development (http://www.excellenceranking.org/eusid/EUSID) in their 2010 survey. Altogether 52 universities were selected for this “excellence” group and only 4 departments from the region made it onto the list. Our department received five stars, toping 41 universities.
- Master of Arts in Political Science 1-year
- Master of Arts in Political Science 2-years
- Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science
(The department administers the Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Political Theory Tracks)
For general questions and requests contact the main Admissions Office.