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US Foreign Policy

Core Faculty: Jordan Tama (chair), Phil Brenner, Shoon Murray, Sarah Snyder, Sharon Weiner, Joe Young

Courses required for the PhD concentration: 

  • SIS-689 Foreign Policy: Theories of Decision Making
  • SIS-653 President, Congress and Foreign Policy
  • SIS-653 Continuity and Change in USFP

 Click here for field comprehensive exam reading list


Contact the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the University to meet faculty members and current PhD students. To arrange a visit, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-1646 or