Graduate Outcomes

Political Science

First Destinations

  • 63% Employment
  • 24% Graduate School
  • 5% Post-Graduate Service
  • 2% Fellowships
  • 1% Continuing Education
  • 5% Other

Top Locations

Map of the world
  • Chicago, IL
  • Iowa City, IA
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 35% Completely
  • 48% Moderately
  • 13% Slightly
  • 4% Not at All

Graduate Schools

Political Science

Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
Arizona State University JD law Phoenix, AZ
Belmont University MSA sports administration Nashville, TN
Boston College MEd secondary education & teaching Boston, MA
Boston University JD law Boston, MA
Columbia University MA political science New York, NY
Duke University PhD biogeochemistry Durham, NC
Global Campus of Human Rights MA human rights & democratization Venice, Italy
Indiana University JD law Bloomington, IN
Johns Hopkins University MA international economics Baltimore, MD
King's College London MA war studies London, UK
Northeastern University MS/MBA accounting & business management Boston, MA
Ohio State University JD law Columbus, OH
Queens University Belfast MA conflict transformation & social justice Belfast, UK
Stanford University JD law Stanford, CA
Syracuse University MLIS library & information science Syracuse, NY
Union Theological Seminary MDiv theology New York, NY
University of California MEng environmental health engineering Berkeley, CA
University of Chicago MPP public policy analysis Chicago, IL
University of Hawaii MA American studies Honolulu, HI
University of Illinois MS accounting & data analytics Urbana-Champaign, IL
University of Illinois MS library & information science Urbana-Champaign, IL
University of Iowa JD law Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa PhD philosophy Iowa City, IA
University of Michigan MPP public policy Ann Arbor, MI
University of Nebraska JD law Lincoln, NE
University of Nevada JD law Las Vegas, NV
University of St. Thomas JD law Minneapolis, MN
University of Texas PhD political science Austin, TX
University of Washington MA Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian studies Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin JD law Madison, WI
Vanderbilt University MEd counseling Nashville, TN
Washington University in St. Louis MPH epidemiology & biostatistics St. Louis, MO
90% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • Childbirth And Parenting Assistance
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Justice for Montanans
  • Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Political Science

Service Data

Organization Location
AmeriCorps Grinnell, IA
Childbirth And Parenting Assistance Spokane, WA
Iowa Legal Aid Des Moines, IA
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Iowa City, IA
Justice for Montanans Missoula, MT
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center El Paso, TX
People Inc. Buffalo, NY



  • The Fulbright Program
Political Science

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
South Arts Paint Lick, KY
The Fulbright Program Russia

Experiential Learning

Political Science

Internships Data

Organization Field Location
Abby Finkenauer for Congress government/public policy Dubuque, IA
Accenture healthcare New Delhi, India
ACLU of Nebraska law/legal services Lincoln, NE
ACLU of Texas government/public policy remote
Affine Finance business administration/management Santa Clara, CA
American Legislative Exchange Council government/public policy Arlington, VA
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance government/public policy Washington, DC
Baltimore Community Museum creative/performing arts Baltimore, OH
Becoming Machinic Inc. computing/technology remote
Behringer-Crawford Museum creative/performing arts Covington, KY
Benach Collopy LLP law/legal services Washington, DC
BGR Group government/public policy Washington, DC
Blue Canyon Partners business administration/management Chicago, IL
Bob Massie For Governor government/public policy Boston, MA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington education Bloomington, IN
Breakthrough Collaborative education Boston, MA
Breakthrough Greater Boston education Boston, MA
Build A Movement consulting Washington, DC
Center for Advancing the American Dream government/public policy Washington, DC
Center for Constitutional Rights law/legal services New York, NY
Centre for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies government/public policy Belgrade, Serbia
Chicago EEOC law/legal services Chicago, IL
Chicago Literacy Alliance education Chicago, IL
Children's Theatre Company creative/performing arts Minneapolis, MN
Cincinnati Art Museum creative/performing arts Cincinnati, OH
Citizens for a Healthy Bay government/public policy Tacoma, WA
City Insight Consultancy consulting Durban, South Africa
City of Chicago Department of Buildings law/legal services Chicago, IL
City of Grinnell government/public policy Grinnell, IA
City Year education San Jose, CA
Committee for the Defense of Health, Ethics and Human Rights government/public policy Buenos Aires, Argentina
Community Restorative Justice Ireland social services Belfast, UK
Congressman Jim Himes government/public policy Washington, DC
Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney Generals Office law/legal services Des Moines, IA
Cow Tipping Press education Minneapolis, MN
Cuidas education São Paulo, Brazil
CultureALL business administration/management Des Moines, IA
Dash Arts creative/performing arts London, UK
Dawatek research/science Chicago, IL
Deloitte consulting Arlington, VA
Democratic Party of Georgia government/public policy Augusta, GA
Des Moines Social Club sales/marketing Des Moines, IA
Development Alternatives government/public policy New Delhi, India
Drake Community Library communications/media Grinnell, IA
Dysautonomia International social services Washington, DC
E.A. Sween Co. sales/marketing Eden Prairie, MN
Edspace education London, UK
EEOC law/legal services Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Warren for President government/public policy Grinnell, IA
ELPC law/legal services Des Moines, IA
Embassy of Jordan government/public policy Washington, DC
Environmental Voter Project government/public policy Boston, MA
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission law/legal services Chicago, IL
Facets creative/performing arts Chicago, IL
Facing History and Ourselves education Chicago, IL
Flag Media Analytics communications/media remote
Foundation for Post Conflict Development government/public policy New York, NY
FranklinCovey Costa Rica business administration/management San Jose, Costa Rica
FTI Consulting consulting New York, NY
Fundação Estudar business administration/management São Paulo, Brazil
Greg Victoroff & Associates law/legal services Los Angeles, CA
Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance social services Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Office of Admission education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Historical Museum education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Prize education Grinnell, IA
GrowNYC social services New York, NY
Healthwatch Hackney healthcare London, UK
Heartland Alliance International social services Chicago, IL
Hilltop United Methodist Church social services Mankato, MN
Holman Fanwick Willan law/legal services Shanghai, China
House of Commons government/public policy London, UK
House of Representatives government/public policy Washington, DC
Hubbell Realty sales/marketing Des Moines, IA
Human Rights Watch government/public policy Moscow, Russia
IES government/public policy Capetown, South Africa
Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats government/public policy Highland Park, IL
Immigrant Allies of Marshalltown social services Marshalltown, IA
ING finance Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iowa Center for Economic Success government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Iowa Democratic Party government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Iowa Legal Aid law/legal services Des Moines, IA
Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Iowa Senate Democrats government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Japan Association for Refugees social services Tokyo, Japan
Jared Polis for Colorado government/public policy Fort Collins, CO
Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission government/public policy Nanjing, China
John Delaney for President government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Jones for Congress government/public policy Gilbert, AZ
Judicial Services Office, Administrative Office of the USA Courts government/public policy Washington, DC
Just New Law law/legal services Des Moines, IA
Justice Party of Korea government/public policy Seoul, Republic of Korea
Kaarvan Crafts Foundation research/science Lahore, Pakistan
KaBOOM! business administration/management Washington, DC
Kankakee County Public Defense Office law/legal services Kankakee, IL
Kiira Motors Cooperation computing/technology Kampala, Uganda
Kirkwood Community College education Iowa City, IA
Korean IOC government/public policy PyeongChang, Republic of Korea
Law Office of Jillian Kong-Sivert, PLLC law/legal services Phoenix, AZ
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law law/legal services Washington, DC
Levan Samkharauli National Forensics Bureau research/science Tbilisi, Georgia
Madrasati Initiative education Ajlun Governorate, Jordan
Mahaffey Law law/legal services Montezuma, IA
Makerere University College of Health Sciences research/science Kampala, Uganda
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 Community Affairs Unit government/public policy New York, NY
Mayor's Press Office government/public policy New York, NY
Mesa County District Attorney's Office law/legal services Grant Junction, CO
Michigan State House of Representatives government/public policy Lansing, MI
Micronesia Conservation Trust government/public policy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia
Mid River Vet Clinic healthcare Chamberlain, SD
Mighty 1090 communications/media San Diego, CA
Migliaccio and Rathod LLC law/legal services Washington, DC
Mil Mujeres law/legal services Chicago, IL
Minnesota State Senate government/public policy St. Paul, MN
Minnesota United Methodist Conference social services Minneapolis, MN
Missouri Democratic Party government/public policy Lee's Summit, MO
MP Louise Ellman government/public policy London, UK
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation research/science Chennai, India
mTheory Nashville creative/performing arts Nashville, TN
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico creative/performing arts San Juan, PR
NAMI DC healthcare Washington, DC
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House government/public policy Washington, DC
National Alliance on Mental Health healthcare Seattle, WA
National Museum of American History education Washington, DC
NBCUniversal communications/media New York, NY
NC Stage Company creative/performing arts Asheville, NC
New Era Colorado government/public policy Denver, CO
New Haven Leon Sister City Project government/public policy New Haven, CT
New Israel Fund government/public policy London, UK
Newsreel communications/media Hoboken, NJ
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation government/public policy Santa Barbara, CA
Observer Research Foundation government/public policy Kolkata, India
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 Representative Abby Finkenauer government/public policy Washington, DC
Office of Representative Sander Levin government/public policy Washington, DC
Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth government/public policy Washington, DC
Office of the Chief Minister government/public policy New Delhi, India
Office of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst government/public policy Washington, DC
Ohio Democratic Party government/public policy Columbus, OH
Open Door Ministries social services Denver, CO
Outfox AI computing/technology New York, NY
Pakistan Post government/public policy Islamabad, Pakistan
Partners for Education education Berea, KY
Planned Parenthood Wisconsin healthcare Madison, WI
Polk County Housing Trust Fund social services Des Moines, IA
PrecisionEffect communications/media Boston, MA
Providence Row business administration/management London, UK
Public Citizen government/public policy Washington, DC
Puerta Grande Law Firm, LLC law/legal services Minneapolis, MN
Quibbl communications/media New York, NY
RefugeeOne social services Chicago, IL
Regional Transportation District computing/technology Denver, CO
Republican Party of Minnesota government/public policy Edina, MN
Resolution Economics finance Los Angeles, CA
Rotterdam School of Management research/science Rotterdam, Netherlands
Russ for Wisconsin government/public policy Middleton, WI
Saejowi social services Seoul, Republic of Korea
San Francisco Board of Supervisors government/public policy San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender law/legal services Santa Clara, CA
School of Arts and Textile for Garment Industry education Lahore, Pakistan
Schools Are Gardening in Evanston education Evanston, IL
Senator David Perdue’s Office government/public policy Atlanta, GA
SHEROES social services New Delhi, India
Skirball Cultural Center creative/performing arts Cincinnati, OH
Sophie Sachs Butterfly House research/science St. Louis, MO
Spotivity business administration/management Chicago, IL
Stanford Social Innovation Review sales/marketing Stanford, CA
Starz Entertainment computing/technology Englewood, CO
Stillwater Eco-Empowerment Directive government/public policy Stillwater, MN
StriveTogether education Berea, KY
Students for Justice government/public policy remote
Sue Thompson education Canberra, Australia
Sunlight General Capital finance NYC, NY
Super 7 Girls education Evanston, IL
Tammy Baldwin for Senate government/public policy Madison, WI
The Asia Group government/public policy Washington, DC
The Aspen Institute computing/technology Aspen, CO
The Cadmus Group consulting Washington, DC
The Coca-Cola Company business administration/management Tokyo, Japan
The Heritage Foundation government/public policy Washington, DC
The Human Rights Campaign government/public policy Washington, DC
The Palo Alto Weekly communications Palo Alto, CA
Thumbs Up Productions communications/media London, UK
TIAA finance Denver, CO
TIAA finance New York, NY
T-Mobile data science/analytics Seattle, WA
U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission government/public policy Chicago, IL
U.S. Department of State government/public policy Santiago, Chile
U.S. Department of State government/public policy Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data science/analytics Washington, DC
U.S. House of Representatives government/public policy St. Paul, MN
U.S. Senate - Office of Senator Grassley government/public policy Washington, DC
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions government/public policy Washington, DC
UDirect Productions communications/media New York, NY
Union Iberoamericano de Municipalistas government/public policy Granada, Spain
Urban Justice Center law/legal services New York, NY
US Congressional Campaign government/public policy Topeka, KS
Valerie Wilson Travel Inc. business administration/management New York, NY
Verizon law/legal services Washington, DC
Verizon Wireless government/public policy Washington, DC
Vertex Pharmaceuticals business administration/management Boston, MA
VirtualPBX business administration/management San Jose, CA
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield computing/technology Des Moines, IA
Wildlife in Need Center healthcare Oconomowoc, WI
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health healthcare Madison, WI
World Policy Institute consulting New York, NY
Yale University education New Haven, CT
Youth Initiative for Human Rights social services Pristina, Kosovo
Political Science

Research Data

Organization Field Location
American University LGBTQ Identity in Serbia Washington, DC
Michigan State University Democratic backsliding East Lansing, MI
Open Data Durban air quality & public reconciliation Durban, South Africa
Parisar urban development Pune, India
SEA Semester sustainability in Polynesian cultures and ecosystems USA, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji & New Zealand,
SIT French expats in Morocco Tangier, Morocco
SIT Study Abroad asylum seeking legal processes Belgrade, Serbia
Tbilisi State Medical University age-related inflammatory markers Tbilisi, Georgia
Universidad de Costa Rica sustainable development & women in agriculture San José, Costa Rica
University of Michigan public policy & international affairs Ann Arbor, MI
University of Wisconsin language education policy Madison, WI
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