Doctorate Advising

See forms and policies for specific information pertaining to graduate students in the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University.

Doctor of Philosophy director

Dr. Jim Butterfield

The graduate manual

Dates and deadlines for doctoral students

Political Science Graduate Student Association

We ask that all students sign up for the email list. Send an email to  In the body type SUBSCRIBE PSGSA-LIST ((Insert your email here)).

This is what your email to the PSGSA listserv should look like.  Contact Michael Romano with any questions.

How to send an email to sign up for PSGSA listserv

Ph.D. reading lists

Chronicle of Higher Education excerpts