The University of North Carolina based in Chapel Hill, NC offers a fully funded PhD in Political Science. The PhD program is small and very selective; each year’s entering cohort is approximately 15 students. The focus of our graduate program is to train students for professional careers in political science. Most students in the Department of Political Science are supported by fellowships and assistantships provided by the Graduate School at UNC. After the first year, graduate students must demonstrate the ability to teach in English in order to be eligible for further financial support.