The graduate programmes available at Sciences Po are open to all profiles, whatever their prior education or intellectual journey. This diversity is one of the pivotal points of the school's educational objectives, together with the diversity of nationalities and social origins represented in the student body. The curricula combine practical, applied content with fundamental theoretical knowledge.
Sciences Po's mission is to educate enlightened participants in modern public or private organizations in the Masters and professional schools:
Sciences Po's doctoral programmes offer an education to the highest international standards leading to the award of a PhD.
The objective of the Graduate School is to recruit students interested in research and wishing to pursue a doctorate degree. The organization of the curriculum seeks to provide students with the mastery of at least one academic discipline, as well as with sound fundamentals in all aspects of research: methodology, theory, case studies, etc.
The Graduate School offers the following five doctoral programs:
• PhD in Law
• PhD in Economics
• PhD in History
• PhD in Political Science
• PhD in Sociology
The solid training in research is accompanied by the integration of PhD students in one of the research centers of Sciences Po. This allows students to participate in research projects and specialized seminars, and to work with teams of established researchers.
Sciences Po also actively promotes the integration of doctoral students into international research networks. To this end, the Graduate School and the Centre for the Americas of Sciences Po have created a doctoral exchange program with top US Universities. Students also have the opportunity to do Dual PhDs with Columbia University in Political Science and The Max Planck Institute of Cologne in Political Science and Sociology.