Graduate Outcomes

Political Science

First Destinations

  • 62% Employment
  • 16% Graduate School
  • 14% Post-Graduate Service
  • 4% Fellowships
  • 1% Continuing Education
  • 4% Other

Top Locations

Map of the world
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • London, UK
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 43% Completely
  • 49% Moderately
  • 4% Slightly
  • 4% 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
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 and European studies Washington, DC
Georgetown University MA German and European studies Washington, DC
Indiana University JD law Bloomington, IN
Johns Hopkins University MA international economics Baltimore, MD
Ohio State University JD law Columbus, OH
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) MSc contemporary India studies London, UK
University of Arizona MPA public administration Tucson, AZ
University of Chicago PhD chemistry Chicago, IL
University of Colorado PhD political science Boulder, CO
University of Hawaii MA American studies Honolulu, HI
University of Illinois MS library and information science Champaign, IL
University of Iowa JD law Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MPH community and 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
University of Virginia JD law Charlottesville, VA
88% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • Blue Engine
  • Homeless Advocacy Project
  • Lake County Homelessness Continuum of Care
  • Peace Corps
  • Peace Corps
  • The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
  • Urban Ecology Center
Political Science

Service Data

Organization Location
AmeriCorps Missoula, MT
Blue Engine New York, NY
Great Oaks Charter School Bridgeport, CT
Grinnell Corps Nanjing Nanjing, China
Homeless Advocacy Project San Francisco, CA
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Spokane, WA
Journey Home Hartford, CT
Lake County Homelessness Continuum of Care Libertyville, IL
Lutheran Volunteer Corps Chicago, IL
Peace Corps Apia, Samoa
Peace Corps Lomé, Togo
Saving Grace Bend, OR
Schuler Scholar Program Chicago, IL
Schuler Scholar Program Lake Forest, 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
Voices for Children Omaha, NE



  • The Fulbright Program
  • The Fulbright Program
  • The Fulbright Program
  • The Fulbright Program
Political Science

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Nanjing University Nanjing, China
The Fulbright Program Moscow, Russia
The Fulbright Program Dakar, Senegal
The Fulbright Program Frankfurt, Germany
The Fulbright Program Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Fulbright Program Russia

Experiential Learning

Political Science

Internships Data

Organization Field Location
10,000 Friends of Rural America/Stand Up for Rural America social services Washington, DC 
21 Acres research/development/science Woodinville, WA 
AB-Inbev  business administration/management São Paulo, Brazil 
Accuracap  finance Noida, India 
ACLU of Nebraska law/legal services Lincoln, NE
ACLU of Nebraska law/legal services Lincoln, NE
ACLU of Nebraska law/legal services Lincoln, NE 
Aflac finance Andover, KS 
Alliance to Re-Industrialize for a Sustainable Economy government/public service Minneapolis, MN 
American Legislative Exchange Council government/public policy Arlington, VA
Andrea Zopp for US Senate government/public service Chicago, IL 
Atlantic Community social services Berlin, Germany 
B612 Foundation research/development/science Mill Valley, CA 
BEST Kids Mentoring Program education Washington, DC 
Bibliothèques Sans Frontières  education Paris, France 
BIZLife  communications Belgrade, Serbia 
Bloomberg LP finance New York, NY 
Blue Canyon Partners business admin/management Chicago, IL
Bluprint Strategies consulting Des Moines, IA 
Boone County Historical Society education Boone, IA 
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church social services Tulsa, OK 
Boston City Council government/public service Boston, MA 
Breakthrough Collaborative  education Boston, MA 
British Parliament government/public service London, UK 
California Prison Focus law/legal services Oakland, CA 
Catalyst Inc. consulting New York, NY 
Center for American progress government/public service Washington, DC 
Center for Constitutional Rights law/legal services New York, NY 
Center for Innovation Through Data Analysis government/public service New York, NY 
Central Africa Initiative (UW-Madison) government/public service Madison, WI 
Centre for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies government/public policy Belgrade, Serbia
Centre for South Asian Studies government/public service Kathmandu, Nepal 
Chicago EEOC law/legal services Chicago, IL
Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law law/legal services Chicago, IL 
Citizens for a Healthy Bay government/public policy Tacoma, WA
City of Chicago Federal Affairs Office government/public service Washington, DC 
City of Grinnell government/public policy Grinnell, IA
Cline Center for Democracy government/public service Urbana-Champaign, IL 
CODESEDH government/public service Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Committee for the Defense of Health, Ethics and Human Rights Buenos Aires, Argentina
Council on Hemispheric Affairs research/development/science Washington, DC 
Creighton University education Omaha, NE 
Deloitte consulting Arlington, VA
Democratic Party of Wisconsin government/public service Madison, WI 
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 service Libertyville, IL 
ELPC law/legal services Des Moines, IA
EMILY's List government/public service Washington, DC 
Environmental Voter Project government/public policy Boston, MA
European Parliament government/public service Brussels, Belgium 
Families USA social services Washington, DC 
Femmes d'Ici et D'Ailleurs  government/public service Marseille, France  
Food & Water Watch government/public service Chicago, IL 
Foundation for Sustainable Development government/public service  Masaka, Uganda 
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund law/legal services Washington, DC 
GCommerce Inc. business administration/management Des Moines, IA 
Get Covered Illinois government/public service Chicago, IL 
Google computing/information systems Los Angeles, CA 
Government Accountability Office government/public service Washington, DC 
Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation social services Grinnell, IA 
Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance social services Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Development and Alumni Relations communications Grinnell, IA 
Grinnell College Libraries education Grinnell, IA 
Grinnell College Office of Development & Alumni Relations communications Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Historical Museum education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Regional Medical Center communications 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 service Grinnell, IA 
Hope Child Reclamation Center education Accra, Ghana 
House of Commons government/public policy London, UK
Illinois Collaboration on Youth government/public service Chicago, IL 
Illinois Department of Labor government/public service Chicago, IL 
Illinois State Senate government/public service Chicago, IL 
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota law/legal services St. Paul, MN 
Institute of Foreign Affairs government/public service Kathmandu, Nepal 
Iowa Democratic Party government/public service Des Moines, IA 
Iowa Department of Revenue government/public service Des Moines, IA 
Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus government/public policy Des Moines, IA
JackMyRep  computing/information systems Washington, DC 
Judicial Services Office, Administrative Office of the USA Courts government/public policy Washington, DC
Kirkwood Community College education Iowa City, IA
Korean American Coalition government/public service Los Angeles, CA 
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri law/legal services St. Louis, MO 
Los Angeles City Hall government/public service Los Angeles, CA 
Luntz Global Partners consulting Washington, DC 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology government/public policy Washington, DC
Mayer Brown law/legal services Washington, DC
Mayor's Office government/public service 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
META Peace Team government/public service Lansing, MI 
Mexico Solidarity Network government/public service Chicago, IL 
Micronesia Conservation Trust government/public policy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia
Microsoft computing/information systems Redmond, WA 
Migliaccio and Rathod LLC law/legal services Washington, DC
Minnesota State Senate government/public policy St. Paul, MN
Multicultural Community Service social services Washington, DC 
Museum at Eldridge Street education New York, NY 
National Academy of Sciences research/development/science Washington, DC 
National Alliance on Mental Health healthcare Seattle, WA
National Alliance on Mental Illness healthcare Washington, DC
National World War I Museum and Memorial education Kansas City, MO 
Negotiating Team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union government/public service Belgrade, Serbia 
NESA Center for Strategic Studies government/public service Washington, DC 
New Era Colorado government/public policy Denver, CO
New Jersey Department of Transportation government/public service Trenton, NJ 
NGO "Aktiv" government/public service  Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia 
NGO Monitor government/public service Jerusalem, Israel 
Office of Dr. Lisa Cameron, MP government/public policy London, UK
Office of Illinois Representative Kate Cloonen government/public service Bourbonnais, IL 
Office of Illinois Representative Lisa Dougan  government/public service Springfield, IL 
Office of Lori Ehrlich, State Representative government/public policy Boston, MA
Office of Louise Ellman MP government/public service London, UK 
Office of US Representative Jared Polis government/public service Boulder, CO 
Office of US Senator Amy Klobuchar government/public service Minneapolis, MN 
Office of US Senator Amy Klobuchar government/public service Washington, DC 
Office of US Senator Charles Grassley government/public policy Washington, DC
Office of US Senator Tom Harkin government/public service Washington, DC 
Omaha Public Library education Omaha, NE 
ParksByNature Network computing/information systems New York, NY 
Partners of the Americas government/public service Washington, DC 
Pathways for Change Rape Crisis Center social services Worcester, MA 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette communications Pittsburgh, PA 
Polk County Assessor government/public service Des Moines, IA 
Prateepsa Islamic School education  Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand 
Prison Justice League law/legal services Austin, TX 
PwC finance Budapest, Hungary 
Reading Partners education Washington, DC 
RefugeeOne  social services Chicago, IL 
Resolution Economics finance Los Angeles, CA
Roland Berger finance Budapest, Hungary 
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 
Sierra Club government/public service Seattle, WA 
Sogor Csaba, MEP, European Parliament government/public service Brussels, Belgium 
South African Human Rights Commission social services Cape Town, South Africa 
Stand Up for Rural America government/public service Washington, DC 
Stanford Social Innovation Review sales/marketing Stanford, CA
State Bank of Pakistan government/public service Karachi, Pakistan 
Sunlight General Capital finance NYC, NY
Teach for America education Chicago, IL 
Teneo  consulting Washington, DC 
Tesla Memory Project education Berlin, Germany 
The Argonaut communications Los Angeles, CA 
The Cadmus Group consulting Washington, DC
The Heritage Foundation government/public policy Washington, DC
The Palo Alto Weekly communications Palo Alto, CA
The White House government/public service Washington, DC 
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program research/development/science Philadelphia, PA 
TIAA finance New York, NY
UNESCO government/public service Paris, France 
Union Iberoamericano de Municipalistas government/public policy Granada, Spain
United Nations government/public service New York, NY 
United Way social services Ottumwa, IA 
UniversalGiving  social services San Francisco, CA 
University of Iowa computing/information systems Iowa City, IA 
Upright Citizen's Brigade creative/performing arts Chicago, IL 
US Army Corps of Engineers computing/information systems Chicago, IL 
US Commission on Civil Rights government/public service Grinnell, IA 
US Congressional Campaign government/public policy Topeka, KS
US Department of State government/public service Munich, Germany 
US Department of State government/public service Vienna, Austria 
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission government/public policy Chicago, IL
US House of Representatives government/public service Matteson, IL 
US House of Representatives government/public service Miami, FL 
US House of Representatives government/public service Washington, DC 
US Navy government/public service Dahlgren, VA 
US Senate government/public service Washington, DC 
USDA Risk-Management Services government/public service Washington, DC 
Verizon law/legal services Washington, DC
VIrtualPBX business admin/management San Jose, CA
Wakefield for Kansas government/public service Lawrence, KS 
Wells Fargo finance Rosemont, IL 
Wisconsin Capitol government/public service Madison, WI 
WOLA government/public service Washington, DC 
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 Kathmandu, Nepal 
Parisar urban development Pune, India
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 and methodology Minneapolis, MN 
University of Pennsylvania public policy Philadelphia, PA 
University of Wisconsin language education policy Madison, WI
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