The mission of the department of political science at Rice University is to contribute to the university and discipline through excellence in research, graduate training and undergraduate teaching.
We contribute to the liberal arts education of our undergraduate students with courses aimed at developing their skills in critical and analytical thinking and writing, increasing their understanding of political processes, and encouraging responsible and active citizenship.
We train graduate students in modern techniques of social science research in three substantive areas of political science—American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations—to prepare them for successful careers in academic research.
The School of Social Sciences at Rice University is dedicated to challenging old assumptions, finding answers to tough questions and generating solutions that make lives better.
This year, five new awards have been established to honor outstanding members of the f
HOUSTON – (April 17, 2018) – Barbara Bush died today at the age of 92.
HOUSTON – (April 11, 2018) – Rice University political scientists are available to dis
A new book chapter from a Rice University political scientist offers an in-depth look
Rice has 12 graduate programs ranked among the top 25 in U.S.
HOUSTON – (March 27, 2018) – In the aftermath of the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats
HOUSTON – (March 5, 2018) – As Texas voters prepare to head to the polls tomorrow, Ric
HOUSTON – (Jan.
HOUSTON – (Jan. 11, 2018) – Amid news reports that Texas Gov.