Dual PhD Program with the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)

Dual PhD Program with the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)


The dual PhD program is offered jointly by Northwestern University and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), one of Europe's premier institutions for the study of public affairs. Through this program, Northwestern students spend their fourth and fifth years of study at Sciences Po. Students perform research, begin writing a dissertation under the direction of a joint Northwestern-Sciences Po dissertation committee, and become eligible for the degrees of both institutions.

Basic Information

Opportunity Type: 

  • Visiting scholars to and from Northwestern, Joint degree

Opportunity Type (Other): 

Opportunity Timeframe: 

  • Other

Opportunity Timeframe Other: 

Opportunity Regions: 

  • North America, Europe



Location Map: 

Requirements & Prerequisites


  • Graduate Students

Participants (Other): 

Other Limits on Participation: 

The program is open to PhD students in relevant disciplines. Students must have sufficient knowledge of French to be able to do class work and write a research prospectus and summary in French.

Language Requirement: 


Academic Information

Language of Instruction: 

  • French, English

Contact Information

Sponsors & Partners


  • The Graduate School

International and/or External Opportunity Partners: