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Yale University Doctorate in Political Science

21 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

Political Science is a concentration offered under the political science and government major at Yale University. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in poly sci, including such details as the number of graduates, diversity of students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Poly Sci from Yale Cost?

$44,500 Average Tuition and Fees

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Does Yale Offer an Online Doctorate in Poly Sci?

Yale does not offer an online option for its poly sci doctor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Yale Online Learning page.

Yale Doctorate Student Diversity for Poly Sci

21 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
42.9% Women
23.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 21 students received their doctor’s degree in poly sci. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in poly sci in 2019-2020, 42.9% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 38.7%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 23.8% of the poly sci doctor’s degrees at Yale in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 15%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American1
Hispanic or Latino2
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students5
Other Races/Ethnicities1


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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