The University of California-Berkeley is based in Berkeley, CA offers a fully funded PhD in Political Science including a subfield in International Relations. The Ph.D. program has two major phases: coursework and examinations, and dissertation research and writing. All students must pass one exam in a major subfield (Comparative, American, International Relations, or History of Political Theory) and the second exam in any subfield. The department supports its graduate students through a combination of department fellowships, university multi-year fellowships, and teaching and research assistantships. Most incoming students are awarded five years of funding support.