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Political Science & Government at Syracuse University

Every political science and government school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the political science program at Syracuse University stacks up to those at other schools.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and has a total student population of 21,322. In 2021, 180 political science majors received their bachelor's degree from Syracuse.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Political Science & Government section at the bottom of this page.

Syracuse Political Science & Government Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science
  • Master’s Degree in Political Science
  • Doctorate Degree in Political Science

Syracuse Political Science & Government Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks political science programs across the country. The following shows how Syracuse performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The political science major at Syracuse is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Political Science & Government. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Political Science & Government Doctor’s Degree Schools 89
Most Focused Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 253

In 2021, 10 students received their master’s degree in political science from Syracuse. This makes it the #49 most popular school for political science master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 8 students who received their doctoral degrees in political science, making the school the #23 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Syracuse Political Science Graduates

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $39,308. This is 19% higher than $33,089, which is the national average for all political science bachelor's degree recipients.


Political Science Student Demographics at Syracuse

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the political science majors at Syracuse University.

Syracuse Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

53% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 180 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science & Government from Syracuse in 2020-2021, 47% were men and 53% were women.


About 57% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in political science at Syracuse are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's in political science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 103
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

Syracuse Political Science & Government Master’s Program

90% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 10 students who graduated with a master’s in political science from Syracuse in 2021, 10% were men and 90% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a master's in political science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 5
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Syracuse also has a doctoral program available in political science. In 2021, 8 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Political Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in political science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Syracuse University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Political Science Professors 1,680 $125,360
Economics Professors 1,650 $129,370
Economists 750 $127,520
Political Scientists 90 $122,440


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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