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Wayne State University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityB+ Research AvailabilityD-
Research FundingC Graduate PoliticsC
Errand RunnersA- Degree CompletionC+
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]C- Sufficient PayC-
CompetitivenessC- Education QualityA-
Faculty Accessibility- Useful Research-
ExtracurricularsB- Success-UnderstandingA-
Surrounding CityB+ Social Life/EnvironmentD
"Individual" treatmentC FriendlinessB-
SafetyB+ Campus BeautyC
Campus MaintenanceC University Resource/spendingC
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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
The Political Science Department is undergoing a change from focusing on its former strong areas of public administration and urban politics to that of international relations. I say good luck on that front. There are a bright bunch of graduate students in the department but when you think international relations, you do not think Wayne State. This is very important, considering when you are applying for that tenure track position (200 applicants for one spot), your PhD is in IR from WSU, and you're competing against PhDs from Michigan, Harvard, columbia…well you get the drift. Additionally, very little mentoring of graduate students by faculty in general. Some do try, but overall you're on your own. Funding is non-existant in the department but for a few teaching assistantships.

If you're interested in public administration, urban or state and local politics, you might consider elsewhere. These were once the department's strength but that has greatly declined.

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