Massachusetts Institute of Technology based in Cambridge, MA offers a fully funded PhD in Political Science. MIT Political Science graduates are sought after for top teaching and research positions in the U.S. and abroad. The MIT PhD in Political Science requires preparation in two of these major fields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Models and Methods, Political Economy, and Security Studies. The aim is to fund all incoming PhD students. Funding is based on merit not need. The funding package is for 5 consecutive years with full tuition, health insurance, and a 9-month stipend, provided students remain in good academic standing.