Jackson School Ph.D. Program

Admission Requirements


  1. Master’s Degree
  2. Statement of Purpose: detailing research questions and interests in at least one of the four foundational fields of the Ph.D. program and at least one of JSIS's area-based programs; and also identifying where possible relevant JSIS faculty members and institutional resources
  3. Writing Sample: published or unpublished writing sample (generally not to exceed 10,000 words) demonstrating ability to write critically and analytically
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  6. All Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
  7. Foreign Language: In most fields of study prior language study is an asset, and stronger applicants will normally have knowledge of relevant language sufficient for research
  8. All Test Scores: GRE General Test Scores and TOEFL (for international students) sent directly by the Educational Testing Service


Application Deadline

January 3, 2014

Click Here for Online Application


JSIS Ph.D. Program
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Director, Ph.D. Program
Saadia M. Pekkanen
(206) 543-6148

Ph.D. Program Administrator
John Charlton

Ph.D. Program Committee
Daniel Chirot
Resat Kasaba (ex officio)
Sabine Lang
Wolfram Latsch (ex officio)
Joel Migdal
Christian Lee Novetzke
Saadia Pekkanen
Scott Radnitz
James Wellman