Graduate Outcomes

Political Science

First Destinations

  • 57% Employment
  • 26% Graduate School
  • 4% Post-Graduate Service
  • 4% Fellowships
  • 2% Continuing Education
  • 7% Other

Top Locations

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  • Chicago, IL
  • Iowa City, IA
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 33% Completely
  • 44% Moderately
  • 19% Slightly
  • 4% Not at All

Graduate Schools

Political Science

Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
Boston College MEd secondary education & teaching Boston, MA
Boston University JD law Boston, MA
Brown University MPH epidemiology Providence, RI
Case Western Reserve University JD law Cleveland, OH
Georgia Institute of Technology MSc city & regional planning Atlanta, GA
Global Campus of Human Rights MA human rights & democratization Venice, Italy
Indiana University JD law Bloomington, IN
Loyola University Chicago JD/MPP law & public policy Chicago, IL
Northeastern University MS/MBA accounting & business management Boston, MA
Queens University Belfast MA conflict transformation & social justice Belfast, UK
Stanford University JD law Stanford, CA
Syracuse University MA advertising Syracuse, NC
Trinity College Dublin MSc environmental science Dublin, Ireland
University of California JD law Berkeley, CA
University of California JD law Davis, CA
University of California MEng environmental health engineering Berkeley, CA
University of Chicago MA international relations Chicago, IL
University of Chicago MA religion Chicago, IL
University of Illinois JD law Chicago, IL
University of Illinois MLIS library & archives Urbana-Champaign, IL
University of Illinois MS accounting & data analytics Champaign, IL
University of Iowa JD law Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MLIS library & information science Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa PhD philosophy Iowa City, IA
University of Michigan MPP public policy Ann Arbor, MI
University of Missouri graduate certificate agroforestry remote
University of Missouri JD law Columbia, MO
University of Nebraska JD law Lincoln, NE
University of Nevada JD law Las Vegas, NV
University of Oxford MSc sociology Oxford, UK
University of St. Thomas JD law Minneapolis, MN
University of Washington MA Russian, Eastern European, & Central Asian studies Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin JD law Madison, WI
Washington University in St. Louis MPH health St. Louis, MO
90% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Political Science

Service Data

Organization Location
AmeriCorps Brecksville, OH
Iowa Legal Aid Des Moines, IA
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Iowa City, IA
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center El Paso, TX
People Inc. Buffalo, NY



  • Critical Language Scholarship
  • Fern Holland International Affairs Fellowship
  • Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship
Political Science

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Critical Language Scholarship Baku, Azerbaijan
Fern Holland International Affairs Fellowship Washington, DC
Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Sacramento, CA
South Arts Paint Lick, KY
The Fulbright Program San Andrés, Colombia

Experiential Learning

Political Science

Internships Data

Organization Field Location
Abby Finkenauer for Congress government/public policy Dubuque, IA
ACLU of Texas government/public policy remote
ACLU of Texas law/legal services remote
Alaska Innocence Project law/legal services Anchorage, AK
AmeriCorps education Grinnell, IA
Arab Center for Research research/science Rabat, Morocco
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance government/public policy Washington, DC
Australian Tax & Transfer Policy Institute government/public policy remote
Baltimore Community Museum creative/performing arts Baltimore, OH
Bank of Georgia consulting Tbilisi, Georgia
Becoming Machinic Inc. computing/technology remote
Behringer-Crawford Museum creative/performing arts Covington, KY
Benach Collopy LLP law/legal services Washington, DC
Bhutan Foundation environment/sustainability Washington, DC
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington education Bloomington, IN
Breakthrough Collaborative education Boston, MA
Breakthrough Greater Boston education Boston, MA
Breakthrough Houston education Houston, TX
Build A Movement consulting Washington, DC
C.J Ford Private Investigations communications/media Anaheim, CA
Camp Seneca Lake education Penn Yan, NY
Center for Advancing the American Dream government/public policy Washington, DC
Center for Constitutional Rights law/legal services New York, NY
Cerath government/public policy Accra, Ghana
Chicago Council on Global Affairs government/public policy remote
Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose consulting New York, NY
Children's Theatre Company creative/performing arts Minneapolis, MN
Chipper Cash computing/technology San Francisco, CA
Cincinnati Art Museum creative/performing arts Cincinnati, OH
City Council government/public policy Los Angeles, CA
City Insight Consultancy consulting Durban, South Africa
City of Champaign Legal Department law/legal services Champaign, IL
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
The Coca-Cola Company business administration/management Tokyo, Japan
Community Restorative Justice Ireland social services Belfast, UK
Compulse sales/marketing Los Angeles, CA
Conard Environmental Research Area environment/sustainability Kellogg, IA
Congressman Jim Himes government/public policy Washington, DC
Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney Generals Office law/legal services Des Moines, IA
Cory Booker 2020 government/public policy Newark, NJ
Council on Foreign Relations government/public policy remote
Cow Tipping Press education Minneapolis, MN
Cre8Lab communications/media remote
Cuidas education São Paulo, Brazil
Dash Arts creative/performing arts London, UK
Dawatek research/science Chicago, IL
Democratic Party of Georgia government/public policy Augusta, GA
DOROT social services New York, NY
Drake Community Library communications/media Grinnell, IA
Dysautonomia International social services Washington, DC
E.A. Sween Co. sales/marketing Eden Prairie, MN
Elizabeth Warren for President government/public policy Grinnell, IA
Ellis Legal, PC law/legal services Chicago, IL
Environmental Law & Policy Center environment/sustainability Des Moines, IA
Environmental Law Institute research/science Washington, DC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission law/legal services Chicago, IL
Flag Media Analytics communications/media remote
Foundation for Post Conflict Development government/public policy New York, NY
FTI Consulting consulting New York, NY
Fundação Estudar business administration/management São Paulo, Brazil
Georgia Innocence Project law/legal services Atlanta, GA
Global Nomads Group communications/media remote
GLOW Foundation Global communications/media remote
Green Iowa AmeriCorps environment/sustainability Des Moines, IA
Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce business administration/management Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College research/science Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Historical Museum education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Office of Admissions education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Prize education Grinnell, IA
Hanes Geo Components business administration/management Winston-Salem, NC
Harris County Office of Justice & Safety government/public policy Houston, TX
Healthwatch Hackney healthcare London, UK
Holman Fanwick Willan law/legal services Shanghai, China
HopeWorks Camden education Camden, NJ
House of Commons government/public policy London, UK
Hubbell Realty sales/marketing Des Moines, IA
The Human Rights Campaign government/public policy Washington, DC
Human Rights Watch government/public policy Moscow, Russia
IES government/public policy Capetown, South Africa
Immigrant Allies of Marshalltown social services Marshalltown, IA
Immigrant Legal Services law/legal services Salt Lake City, UT
ING finance Amsterdam, Netherlands
Interlochen Performance Center for the Arts creative/performing arts Interlochen, MI
International Solar Energy Society environment/sustainability Freiburg, Germany
Iowa Center for Economic Success finance Des Moines, IA
Iowa Center for Economic Success government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Iowa Democratic Party government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Iowa Democratic Party government/public policy Grinnell, IA
Iowa Department for the Blind education Des Moines, IA
Iowa International Center social services Des Moines, IA
Iowa Legal Aid law/legal services Des Moines, IA
Iowa Senate Democrats government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Japan Association for Refugees social services Tokyo, Japan
Joe Vogel for Delegate government/public policy Annapolis, MD
John Delaney for President government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Jordan Health Aid Society social services Amman, Jordan
Julian Castro 2020 government/public policy Des Moines, IA
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
Kankakee County Public Defense Office law/legal services Kanakee, IL
Kiira Motors Cooperation computing/technology Kampala, Uganda
Korean IOC government/public policy PyeongChang, Republic of Korea
Law Office of Jillian N. Kong-Sivert law/legal services Phoenix, AZ
Law Offices of Dayna Kelly, PLLC law/legal services Chapel Hill, NC
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
Mariposa DR Foundation communications/media Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Mayo Clinic computing/technology Rochester, MN
Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission government/public policy Sacramento, CA
Michigan State House of Representatives government/public policy Lansing, MI
Mid MN Legal Aid law/legal services Minneapolis, MN
Mil Mujeres law/legal services Chicago, IL
Missouri Democratic Party government/public policy Lee's Summit, MO
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico creative/performing arts San Juan, PR
Museum at Eldridge Street education New York, NY
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House government/public policy Washington, DC
National Museum of American History education Washington, DC
NBCUniversal communications/media New York, NY
NC Stage Company creative/performing arts Asheville, NC
New Haven Leon Sister City Project government/public policy New Haven, CT
Newsreel communications/media Hoboken, NJ
North Chicago Community Partners social services Lake Bluff, IL
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation government/public policy Santa Barbara, CA
Observer Research Foundation government/public policy Kolkata, India
Office of Abby Finkenauer, U.S. House of Representatives government/public policy Washington, DC
Office of Adam Schiff, U.S. House of Representatives government/public policy Burbank, CA
Office of Joni Ernst, U.S. Senate government/public policy Washington, DC
Office of Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senate government/public policy Providence, RI
Office of the Chief Minister government/public policy New Delhi, India
Office of the Director of National Intelligence government/public policy remote
Open Door Ministries social services Denver, CO
Outfox AI computing/technology New York, NY
Outsider communications/media Nashville, TN
Pakistan Post government/public policy Islamabad, Pakistan
Partners for Education education Berea, KY
Period healthcare Portland, OR
Polaris Inc. computing/technology Medina, MN
Polk County Housing Trust Fund social services Des Moines, IA
PrecisionEffect communications/media Boston, MA
Providence Row business administration/management London, UK
PSCORE government/public policy Seoul, Republic of Korea
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
Regenerative Agriculture Foundation computing/technology Minneapolis, MN
Republican Party of Minnesota government/public policy Edina, MN
Resources for Indigenous Empowerment & Survivors social services Meskwaki Settlement, IA
Rio Grande do Sul General Assembly government/public policy Porto Alegre, Brazil
Rotterdam School of Management research/science Rotterdam, Netherlands
Saejowi social services Seoul, Republic of Korea
San Francisco Board of Supervisors government/public policy San Francisco, CA
Save the Children social services Washington, DC
School of Arts & Textile for Garment Industry education Lahore, Pakistan
SHEROES social services New Delhi, India
Skirball Cultural Center creative/performing arts Cincinnati, OH
Spotivity business administration/management Chicago, IL
The Stimson Center research/science Washington, DC
Stranger's Guide communications/media Austin, TX
StriveTogether education Berea, KY
Students for Justice government/public policy remote
Sue Thompson education Canberra, Australia
Super 7 Girls education Evanston, IL
Tallgrass Prairie Center environment/sustainability Cedar Falls, IA
Tedra Cobb for Congress government/public policy New York, NY
Theresa Greenfield for Iowa government/public policy Iowa City, IA
Theresa Greenfield for Iowa government/public policy remote
T-Mobile data science/analytics Seattle, WA
U.S. Department of State government/public policy Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data science/analytics Washington, DC
U.S. District Court law/legal services Providence, RI
U.S. Embassy in Peru government/public policy Lima, Peru
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission government/public policy Champaign, IL
U.S. House of Representatives government/public policy St. Paul, MN
U.S. House of Representatives government/public policy West Chicago, IL
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions government/public policy Washington, DC
UDirect Productions communications/media New York, NY
United Way of Champaign County social services Champaign, IL
University of Nebraska healthcare Omaha, NE
USAID government/public policy remote
Valerie Wilson Travel Inc. business administration/management New York, NY
Verizon Wireless government/public policy Washington, DC
Vertex Pharmaceuticals business administration/management Boston, MA
The Violence Project social services St. Paul, MN
VMLY&R Commerce communications/media Chicago, IL
Vote Smart government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Wallace Centers of Iowa environment/sustainability Des Moines, IA
We Build Agency environment/sustainability Chicago, IL
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield computing/technology Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo computing/technology West Des Moines, IA
Women LEAD Nepal social services Kathmandu, Nepal
World Relief social services Aurora, IL
Wright Beamer LLC law/legal services Farmington Hills, MI
Wyrd Armouries creative/performing arts Eden, NC
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
Boston University biostatistics Boston, MA
Clemson University graph theory remote
Clemson University mathematics remote
Fields Institute number theory Toronto, Canada
Fields Institute trace formulae Toronto, Canada
Iowa State University historical linguistics Ames, IA
Johns Hopkins University cancer biology Baltimore, MD
Michigan State University Democratic backsliding East Lansing, MI
PANDA Collaboration particle physics remote
Pomona College mathematics remote
SEA Semester sustainability in Polynesian cultures & ecosystems USA, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji & New Zealand,
SIT French expats in Morocco Tangier, Morocco
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital genome editing Guangzhou, China
Tbilisi State Medical University age-related inflammatory markers Tbilisi, Georgia
The New School Ukrainian conflict New York, NY
University of California computational biology Los Angeles, CA
University of Connecticut optimal transport & fractal analysis remote
University of Illinois cybersecurity remote
University of Kansas mathematical modeling Lawrence, KS
University of Michigan clinical outcomes Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan genetics Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan public policy & international affairs Ann Arbor, MI
University of Pennsylvania biostatistics Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania nanorobotics Philadelphia, PA
Washington University in St. Louis magnetic fields St. Louis, MO
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