UCSC Politics Ph.D. Program Learning Outcomes

By the time of graduation, Politics Ph.D. students will demonstrate:

1.    Advanced general knowledge of scholarly political inquiry, the ability to contextualize individual pieces of research in terms of broader scholarly concerns and projects, and the ability to analyze different scholarly emphases with relation to each other and integrate them.

2.    Expert knowledge of scholarly literatures particularly relevant to their research interests.

3.    The ability to produce quality scholarship. This means that they will be able to identify an interesting project, plan how to conduct it appropriately, carry out the research, and produce a final written account that effectively communicates its significance and its scholarly contributions.