Stanford University based in Stanford, California offers a fully funded PhD in Political Science. The goal of this PhD program is the training of scholars. They offer courses and research opportunities in a wide variety of fields in the discipline, including American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Political Methodology. The standard financial package offered to admitted students covers the full cost of tuition and an additional amount for living expenses during the academic year. Funded PhD students in good standing are eligible to receive 12 months of funding each year, for as long as five years.