Graduate Outcomes

Political Science

First Destinations

  • 63% Employment
  • 20% Graduate School
  • 8% Post-Graduate Service
  • 4% Fellowships
  • 2% Continuing Education
  • 3% Other

Top Locations

Map of the world
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Washington, DC


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 40% Completely
  • 48% Moderately
  • 9% Slightly
  • 3% 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
Boston University JD law Boston, MA
Columbia University MA political science New York, NY
DePaul University JD law Chicago, IL
Duke University PhD biogeochemistry Durham, NC
Georgetown University MA German & European studies Washington, DC
Indiana University JD law Bloomington, IN
Johns Hopkins University MS education Dallas, TX
Johns Hopkins University MA international economics Baltimore, MD
King's College London MA war studies London, UK
Ohio State University JD law Columbus, OH
Queens University Belfast MA conflict transformation & social justice Belfast, UK
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) MSc contemporary India studies London, 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 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 accounting & data analytics Champaign, IL
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 Iowa PhD philosophy Iowa City, IA
University of Michigan MPP public policy Ann Arbor, MI
University of Nebraska JD law Lincoln, NE
University of Texas PhD political science Austin, TX
University of Utah MD medicine Salt Lake City, UT
University of Washington MA Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian studies Seattle, WA
Vanderbilt University MEd counseling Nashville, TN
96% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Justice for Montanans
  • Lake County Homelessness Continuum of Care
  • Peace Corps
  • The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
Political Science

Service Data

Organization Location
AmeriCorps Grinnell, IA
Childbirth And Parenting Assistance Spokane, WA
Iowa Legal Aid Des Moines, IA
Justice for Montanans Missoula, MT
Lake County Homelessness Continuum of Care Libertyville, IL
Peace Corps Apia, Samoa
People Inc. Buffalo, NY
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
Urban Teachers Dallas, TX



  • Nanjing University
  • The Fulbright Program
Political Science

Fellowships Data

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

Experiential Learning

Political Science

Internships Data

Organization Field Location
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
Andrea Zopp for US Senate government/public policy Chicago, IL
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance government/public policy Washington, DC
B612 Foundation research/science Mill Valley, CA
Baltimore Community Museum creative/performing arts Baltimore, OH
Behringer-Crawford Museum creative/performing arts Covington, KY
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
Boston City Council government/public policy Boston, MA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington education Bloomington, IN
Breakthrough Collaborative education Boston, MA
British Parliament government/public policy London, UK
Build A Movement consulting Washington, DC
California Prison Focus law/legal services Oakland, CA
Catalyst Inc. consulting New York, NY
Center for Constitutional Rights law/legal services New York, NY
Center for Innovation Through Data Analysis government/public policy New York, NY
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 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 Chicago Federal Affairs Office government/public policy Washington, DC
City of Grinnell government/public policy Grinnell, IA
CODESEDH government/public policy Buenos Aires, Argentina
Committee for the Defense of Health, Ethics and Human Rights government/public policy Buenos Aires, Argentina
Community Restroative 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
Council on Hemispheric Affairs research/science Washington, DC
Cow Tipping Press education Minneapolis, MN
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
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
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
FranklinCovey Costa Rica business administration/management San Jose, Costa Rica
GCommerce Inc. business administration/management Des Moines, IA
Google computing/technology Los Angeles, CA
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 research/science Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College DAR communications 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
Healthwatch Hackney healthcare London, UK
Heartland Alliance International social services Chicago, IL
Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center 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 Collaboration on Youth government/public policy Chicago, IL
Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats government/public policy Highland Park, IL
ING finance Amsterdam, Netherlands
Institute of Foreign Affairs government/public policy Kathmandu, Nepal
Iowa Center for Economic Success government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Iowa Democratic Party government/public policy Grinnell, 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
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
KaBOOM! business administration/management Washington, DC
Kankakee County Public Defense Office law/legal services Kanakee, IL
Kirkwood Community College education Iowa City, IA
Law Office of Jillian Kong-Sivert, PLLC law/legal services Phoenix, AZ
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law law/legal services Washington, DC
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri law/legal services St. Louis, MO
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 Office government/public policy New York, NY
Mesa County District Attorney's Office law/legal services Grant Junction, CO
Mexico Solidarity Network government/public policy Chicago, IL
Michigan State House of Representatives government/public policy Lansing, MI
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
Mil Mujeres law/legal services Chicago, IL
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
Museum at Eldridge Street education New York, NY
NAMI DC healthcare Washington, DC
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House government/public policy Washington, DC
National Academy of Sciences research/science 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
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 Haven Leon Sister City Project government/public policy New Haven, CT
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
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 Louise Ellman MP, House of Commons government/public policy London, UK
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
Omaha Public Library education Omaha, NE
Open Door Ministries social services Denver, CO
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette communications Pittsburgh, PA
Planned Parenthood Wisconsin healthcare Madison, WI
Polk County Assessor government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Polk County Housing Trust Fund social services Des Moines, IA
Prateepsa Islamic School education Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
PrecisionEffect communications/media Boston, MA
Public Citizen government/public policy Washington, DC
PwC finance Budapest, Hungary
Reading Partners education Washington, DC
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
Roland Berger finance Budapest, Hungary
Rotterdam School of Management research/science Rotterdam, Netherlands
Russ for Wisconsin government/public policy Middleton, WI
Saejowi social services Seoul, Republic of Korea
Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender law/legal services Santa Clara, 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
SHEROES social services New Delhi, India
Skirball Cultural Center creative/performing arts Cincinnati, OH
Sophie Sachs Butterfly House research/science St. Louis, MO
Stanford Social Innovation Review sales/marketing Stanford, CA
Starz Entertainment computing/technology Englewood, CO
Stillwater Eco-Empowerment Directive government/public policy Stillwater, MN
Sue Thompson education Canberra, Australia
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 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 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
T-Mobile data science/analytics Seattle, WA
U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission government/public policy Chicago, IL
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
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 Army Corps of Engineers computing/technology Chicago, IL
United States Congressional Campaign government/public policy Topeka, KS
United States Department of State government/public policy Santiago, Chile
United States Department of State government/public policy Vienna, Austria
United States Department of State government/public policy Washington, DC
United States House of Representatives government/public policy Miami, FL
United States House of Representatives government/public policy St. Paul, MN
United States House of Representatives government/public policy Washington, DC
United States Navy government/public policy Dahlgren, VA
UniversalGiving social services San Francisco, CA
University of Iowa computing/technology Iowa City, IA
Urban Justice Center law/legal services New York, NY
USDA Risk-Management Services government/public policy Washington, DC
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
Wells Fargo finance Rosemont, IL
Wildlife in Need Center healthcare Oconomowoc, WI
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health healthcare 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
Michigan State University Democratic backsliding East Lansing, MI
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
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
Universidad de Costa Rica sustainable development & women in agriculture San José, Costa Rica
University of Arizona yeast genetics Tucson, AZ
University of Michigan public policy & international affairs Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota organic synthesis & methodology Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin language education policy Madison, WI
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