Give to MIT Political Science

MIT Political Science is one of the country's leading political science departments, attracting top-quality graduate students and faculty and serving as home for several important educational and research activities.

As we continue to build upon the department’s strengths, We hope to transform the discipline by showing that analytical and theoretical rigor can go hand in hand with policy relevance, and that the political science field can make significant contributions towards solving the world's great challenges while also advancing the frontiers of knowledge. To achieve these goals, we must continue to develop our existing strengths, foster stronger ties to other departments and research initiatives at MIT, and invest new resources in the department.

Over the last several years we have successfully recruited new faculty to broaden our research activities and to enhance our educational programs by strengthening our methodological and substantive course offerings. We have launched a series of new research-related activities which are heightening the department's intellectual energy and excitement, And our students have continued to excel, winning prestigious fellowships and receiving job offers from the leading universities and colleges around the world.

Despite many successes, the Department still faces challenges, particularly in the area of graduate student funding. Maintaining the quality of our graduate program hinges directly upon our ability to offer competitive tuition and stipend support to the very best graduate students in the world, many of whom also have admission offers from deep-pocketed peer institutions. We therefore must rely on the generosity of alumni and friends like you to help us fill the gap. We have been fortunate to benefit from several new endowed departmental fellowships in recent years, but there still is more work to be done.

Please consider supporting us this year with a gift to one or both of the department's fellowship funds. At this critical moment in our development, the generosity and engagement of all our alumni are vital to our strength. Visit our page at Giving to MIT or contact us at political­