Graduate Outcomes

Political Science

First Destinations

  • 66% Employment
  • 17% Graduate School
  • 9% Post-Graduate Service
  • 5% Fellowships
  • 1% Continuing Education
  • 2% Other

Top Locations

Map of the world
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 38% Completely
  • 49% Moderately
  • 5% Slightly
  • 7% Not at All

Graduate Schools

Political Science

Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
American University MPP public policy Washington, DC
Arizona State University JD law Phoenix, AZ
Belmont University MSA sports administration Nashville, TN
Columbia University MA political science New York, NY
Columbia University MPA international political economy New York, NY
DePaul University JD law Chicago, IL
Duke University PhD biogeochemistry Durham, NC
Georgetown University MA German & European studies Washington, DC
Georgetown University MA German & European studies Washington, DC
Johns Hopkins University MA international economics Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University MS education Dallas, TX
King's College London MA war studies London, UK
Ohio State University JD law Columbus, OH
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) MSc contemporary India studies London, UK
Syracuse University MLIS library & information science Syracuse, NY
Union Theological Seminary MDiv theology New York, NY
University of Chicago MPP public policy analysis Chicago, IL
University of Chicago PhD chemistry Chicago, IL
University of Hawaii MA American studies Honolulu, HI
University of Illinois MS library & information science Champaign, IL
University of Iowa JD law Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MPH community & behavioral health Iowa City, IA
University of Notre Dame JD law South Bend, IN
University of Texas PhD political science Austin, TX
University of Utah MD medicine Salt Lake City, UT
Vanderbilt University MEd counseling Nashville, TN
96% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • Homeless Advocacy Project
  • Peace Corps
  • The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
  • Urban Ecology Center
Political Science

Service Data

Organization Location
AmeriCorps Grinnell, IA
Childbirth And Parenting Assistance Spokane, WA
Homeless Advocacy Project San Francisco, CA
Justice for Montanans Missoula, MT
Lake County Homelessness Continuum of Care Libertyville, IL
Peace Corps Apia, Samoa
Peace Corps Lomé, Togo
Saving Grace Bend, OR
Schuler Scholar Program Chicago, IL
Teens to Trails Brunswick, ME
The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity New York, NY
Urban Ecology Center Milwaukee, WI
Voices for Children Omaha, NE



  • Nanjing University
  • The Fulbright Program
Political Science

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
Nanjing University Nanjing, China
The Fulbright Program Dakar, Senegal
The Fulbright Program Frankfurt, Germany
The Fulbright Program Russia
The Fulbright Program Russia
The Fulbright Program Seri Manjung, Malaysia

Experiential Learning

Political Science

Internships Data

Organization Field Location
21 Acres research/science Woodinville, WA
22nd Street Barbell athletics Des Moines, IA
AB-Inbev business administration/management São Paulo, Brazil
Accenture healthcare New Delhi, India
Accuracap finance Noida, India
ACLU of Nebraska law/legal services Lincoln, NE
Affine Finance business administration/management Santa Clara, CA
Aflac finance Andover, KS
Alliance to Re-Industrialize for a Sustainable Economy government/public policy Minneapolis, MN
American Legislative Exchange Council government/public policy Arlington, VA communications remote
Andrea Zopp for US Senate government/public policy Chicago, IL
B612 Foundation research/science Mill Valley, CA
Benach Collopy LLP law/legal services Washington, DC
BGR Group government/public policy Washington, DC
Bibliothèques Sans Frontières education Paris, France
BIZLife communications Belgrade, Serbia
Bloomberg LP finance New York, NY
Blue Canyon Partners business administration/management Chicago, IL
Bluprint Strategies consulting Des Moines, IA
Bob Massie For Governor government/public policy Boston, MA
Boone County Historical Society education Boone, IA
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church social services Tulsa, OK
Boston City Council government/public policy Boston, MA
Breakthrough education Boston, MA
British Parliament government/public policy London, UK
California Prison Focus law/legal services Oakland, CA
Catalyst Inc. consulting New York, NY
Center for American progress government/public policy Washington, DC
Center for Constitutional Rights law/legal services New York, NY
Center for Innovation Through Data Analysis government/public policy New York, NY
Central Africa Initiative (UW-Madison) research/science Madison, WI
Centre for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies government/public policy Belgrade, Serbia
Centre for South Asian Studies government/public policy Kathmandu, Nepal
Chicago EEOC law/legal services Chicago, IL
Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law law/legal services Chicago, IL
Chicago Literacy Alliance education Chicago, IL
Citizens for a Healthy Bay government/public policy Tacoma, WA
City of Chicago Federal Affairs Office government/public policy Washington, DC
City of Grinnell government/public policy Grinnell, IA
Cline Center for Democracy computing/technology Champaign, IL
CODESEDH government/public policy Buenos Aires, Argentina
Committee for the Defense of Health, Ethics and Human Rights government/public policy Buenos Aires, Argentina
Council on Hemispheric Affairs research/science Washington, DC
Creighton University education Omaha, NE
CultureALL business administration/management Des Moines, IA
Deloitte consulting Arlington, VA
Des Moines Social Club sales/marketing Des Moines, IA
Development Alternatives government/public policy New Delhi, India
DLA Piper law/legal services Chicago, IL
Dold For Congress government/public policy Libertyville, IL
Edspace education London, UK
EEOC law/legal services Chicago, IL
ELPC law/legal services Des Moines, IA
Embassy of Jordan government/public policy Washington, DC
EMILY's List government/public policy Washington, DC
Environmental Voter Project government/public policy Boston, MA
European Parliament government/public policy Brussels, Belgium
Facets creative/performing arts Chicago, IL
Facing History and Ourselves education Chicago, IL
Femmes d'Ici et D'Ailleurs government/public policy Marseille, France
Foundation for Sustainable Development government/public policy Masaka, Uganda
FranklinCovey Costa Rica business administration/management San Jose, Costa Rica
GCommerce Inc. business administration/management Des Moines, IA
Get Covered Illinois government/public policy Chicago, IL
Google computing/technology Los Angeles, CA
Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation social services Grinnell, IA
Greg Victoroff & Associates law/legal services Los Angeles, CA
Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance social services Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College DAR communications Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Libraries computing/technology Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Office of Admission education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Office of Development & Alumni Relations education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Historical Museum education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Regional Medical Center healthcare Grinnell, IA
GrowNYC social services New York, NY
Heartland Alliance International social services Chicago, IL
Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center social services Chicago, IL
Hillary for Iowa government/public policy Grinnell, IA
Hilltop United Methodist Church social services Mankato, MN
House of Commons government/public policy London, UK
House of Representatives government/public policy Washington, DC
Illinois Collaboration on Youth government/public policy Chicago, IL
Illinois Department of Labor government/public policy Chicago, IL
Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats government/public policy Highland Park, IL
Institute of Foreign Affairs government/public policy Kathmandu, Nepal
Iowa Democratic Party government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Iowa Department of Revenue government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Jared Polis for Colorado government/public policy Fort Collins, CO
Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission government/public policy Nanjing, China
Jones for Congress government/public policy Gilbert, AZ
Judicial Services Office, Administrative Office of the USA Courts government/public policy Washington, DC
KaBOOM! business administration/management Washington, DC
Kirkwood Community College education Iowa City, IA
Korean American Coalition government/public policy Los Angeles, CA
Law Office of Jillian Kong-Sivert, PLLC law/legal services Phoenix, AZ
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri law/legal services St. Louis, MO
Los Angeles City Hall government/public policy Los Angeles, CA
Luntz Global Partners consulting Washington, DC
Martin O'Malley for President government/public policy Grinnell, IA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Washington Office government/public policy Washington, DC
Mayer Brown law/legal services Washington, DC
Mayor's Office government/public policy Columbia, SC
Mayor's Office Community Affairs Unit government/public policy New York, NY
Mayor's Press Officd government/public policy New York, NY
Mesa County District Attorney's Office law/legal services Grant Junction, CO
META Peace Team government/public policy Lansing, MI
Mexico Solidarity Network government/public policy Chicago, IL
Micronesia Conservation Trust government/public policy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia
Microsoft computing/technology Redmond, WA
Mid River Vet Clinic healthcare Chamberlain, SD
Mighty 1090 communications/media San Diego, CA
Migliaccio and Rathod LLC law/legal services Washington, DC
Minnesota State Senate government/public policy St. Paul, MN
Minnesota United Methodist Conference social services Minneapolis, MN
Monty White LLP law/legal services San Rafael, CA
MP Louise Ellman government/public policy London, UK
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation research/science Chennai, India
mTheory Nashville creative/performing arts Nashville, TN
Multicultural Community Service government/public policy Washington, DC
Museum at Eldridge Street education New York, NY
NAMI DC healthcare Washington, DC
National Academy of Sciences research/science Washington, DC
National Alliance on Mental Health healthcare Seattle, WA
Negotiating Team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union government/public policy Belgrade, Serbia
New Era Colorado government/public policy Denver, CO
New Israel Fund government/public policy London, UK
New Jersey Department of Transportation government/public policy Trenton, NJ
NGO "Aktiv" government/public policy Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
Office of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos government/public policy Rock Island, Il
Office of Dr. Lisa Cameron, MP government/public policy London, UK
Office of Lori Ehrlich, State Representative government/public policy Boston, MA
Office of Louise Ellman MP government/public policy London, UK
Office of Louise Ellman MP, House of Commons government/public policy London, UK
Office of Representative Sander Levin government/public policy Washington, DC
Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth government/public policy Washington, DC
Ohio Democratic Party government/public policy Columbus, OH
Omaha Public Library education Omaha, NE
ParksByNature Network computing/technology New York, NY
Pathways for Change Rape Crisis Center social services Worcester, MA
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette communications Pittsburgh, PA
Planned Parenthood Wisconsin healthcare Madison, WI
Polk County Assessor government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Prateepsa Islamic School education Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Prison Justice League law/legal services Austin, TX
Public Citizen government/public policy Washington, DC
PwC finance Budapest, Hungary
Reading Partners education Washington, DC
Real Food Challenge social services remote
RefugeeOne social services Chicago, IL
Regional Transportation District computing/technology Denver, CO
Resolution Economics finance Los Angeles, CA
Roland Berger finance Budapest, Hungary
Russ for Wisconsin government/public policy Middleton, WI
Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender law/legal services Santa Clara, CA
Santa Fe College education Gainesville, FL
Santa Monica Daily Press communications Santa Monica, CA
Schools Are Gardening in Evanston education Evanston, IL
Sedgwick Claims Management Services business administration/management Schaumberg, IL
Senator David Perdue’s Office government/public policy Atlanta, GA
Sierra Club research/science Seattle, WA
Sophie Sachs Butterfly House research/science St. Louis, MO
Stanford Social Innovation Review sales/marketing Stanford, CA
Starz Entertainment computing/technology Englewood, CO
State Bank of Pakistan government/public policy Karachi, Pakistan
Stillwater Eco-Empowerment Directive government/public policy Stillwater, MN
Sunlight General Capital finance NYC, NY
Tammy Baldwin for Senate government/public policy Madison, WI
Teach for America education Chicago, IL
Teneo consulting Washington, DC
Tesla Memory Project education Berlin, Germany
The Argonaut communications Los Angeles, CA
The Asia Group government/public policy Washington, DC
The Aspen Institute computing/technology Aspen, CO
The Cadmus Group consulting Washington, DC
The Heritage Foundation government/public policy Washington, DC
The Palo Alto Weekly communications Palo Alto, CA
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program research/science Philadelphia, PA
Thumbs Up Productions communications/media London, UK
TIAA finance Denver, CO
TIAA finance New York, NY
U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission government/public policy Chicago, IL
U.S. Senate - Office of Senator Grassley government/public policy Washington, DC
UNESCO government/public policy Paris, France
Union Iberoamericano de Municipalistas government/public policy Granada, Spain
United Nations government/public policy New York, NY
United States Senate government/public policy Washington, DC
United States Senate, Senator Tom Harkin's Personal Office government/public policy Washington, DC
United Way social services Ottumwa, IA
UniversalGiving social services San Francisco, CA
University of Iowa computing/technology Iowa City, IA
Urban Justice Center law/legal services New York, NY
US Army Corps of Engineers computing/technology Chicago, IL
US Commission on Civil Rights government/public policy Grinnell, IA
US Congressional Campaign government/public policy Topeka, KS
US Department of State government/public policy Munich, Germany
US Department of State government/public policy Santiago, Chile
US Department of State government/public policy Vienna, Austria
US Department of State government/public policy Washington, DC
US House of Representatives government/public policy Miami, FL
US House of Representatives government/public policy Washington, DC
US Navy government/public policy Dahlgren, VA
USDA Risk-Management Services government/public policy Washington, DC
Verizon law/legal services Washington, DC
VIrtualPBX business administration/management San Jose, CA
Wakefield for Kansas government/public policy Lawrence, KS
Wells Fargo finance Rosemont, IL
White House government/public policy Washington, DC
Wildlife in Need Center healthcare Oconomowoc, WI
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health healthcare Madison, WI
Wisconsin Capitol government/public policy Madison, WI
World Policy Institute consulting New York, NY
Writing Pad communications Los Angeles, CA
Political Science

Research Data

Organization Field Location
Duke University healthcare evaluation Durham, NC
Heidelberg University authoritarian regimes Heidelberg, Germany
Humboldt University migration/refugee crisis Berlin, Germany
MAMIDECOT microfinance Masaka, Uganda
Ministry of Foreign Affairs strategic planning & reorganization for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kathmandu, Nepal
Open Data Durban air quality & public reconciliation Durban, South Africa
Parisar urban development Pune, India
SIT Study Abroad asylum seeking legal processes Belgrade, Serbia
Universidad de Costa Rica sustainable development & women in agriculture San José, Costa Rica
University of Arizona yeast genetics Tucson, AZ
University of Minnesota organic synthesis & methodology Minneapolis, MN
University of Pennsylvania public policy Philadelphia, PA
University of Wisconsin language education policy Madison, WI
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