Graduate Outcomes

Political Science

First Destinations

  • 58% Employment
  • 14% Graduate School
  • 17% Post-Graduate Service
  • 5% Fellowships
  • 1% Continuing Education
  • 5% Other

Top Locations

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  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • London, UK
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 48% Completely
  • 41% Moderately
  • 4% 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
Columbia University MPA international political economy New York, NY
DePaul University JD law Chicago, IL
Georgetown University MA German and European studies Washington, DC
Georgetown University MA German and European studies Washington, DC
Indiana University JD law Bloomington, IN
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 Iowa MPH community and behavioral health Iowa City, IA
University of Notre Dame JD law South Bend, IN
University of Utah MD medicine Salt Lake City, UT
University of Virginia JD law Charlottesville, VA
94% 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
Blue Engine New York, NY
Great Oaks Charter School Bridgeport, CT
Grinnell Corps Nanjing Nanjing, China
Homeless Advocacy Project San Francisco, CA
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

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
Aflac finance Andover, KS
Alliance to Re-Industrialize for a Sustainable Economy government/public service Minneapolis, MN
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
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 South Asian Studies government/public service Kathmandu, Nepal
Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law law/legal services Chicago, IL
City of Chicago Federal Affairs Office government/public service Washington, DC
Cline Center for Democracy government/public service Urbana-Champaign, IL
CODESEDH government/public service Buenos Aires, Argentina
Council on Hemispheric Affairs research/development/science Washington, DC
Creighton University education Omaha, NE
Democratic Party of Wisconsin government/public service Madison, WI
DLA Piper law/legal services Chicago, IL
Dold for Congress government/public service Libertyville, IL
EMILY's List government/public service Washington, DC
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 College Development and Alumni Relations communications Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Libraries education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Regional Medical Center communications Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Regional Medical Center healthcare Grinnell, IA
Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center social services Chicago, IL
Hillary for Iowa government/public service Grinnell, IA
Hope Child Reclamation Center education Accra, Ghana
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
JackMyRep computing/information systems Washington, DC
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
Mayor's Office government/public service Columbia, SC
META Peace Team government/public service Lansing, MI
Mexico Solidarity Network government/public service Chicago, IL
Microsoft computing/information systems Redmond, WA
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 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 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 Illinois Representative Kate Cloonen government/public service Bourbonnais, IL
Office of Illinois Representative Lisa Dougan government/public service Springfield, IL
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 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
Roland Berger finance Budapest, Hungary
Santa Fe College education Gainesville, FL
Santa Monica Daily Press communications Santa Monica, CA
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
State Bank of Pakistan government/public service Karachi, Pakistan
Teach for America education Chicago, IL
Teneo consulting Washington, DC
Tesla Memory Project education Berlin, Germany
The Argonaut communications Los Angeles, CA
The White House government/public service Washington, DC
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program research/development/science Philadelphia, PA
UNESCO government/public service Paris, France
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 Department of State government/public service Vienna, Austria
US Department of State government/public service Munich, Germany
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
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
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
University of Arizona yeast genetics Tucson, AZ
University of Minnesota organic synthesis and methodology Minneapolis, MN
University of Pennsylvania public policy Philadelphia, PA
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