At the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, our commitment to the study of representative government is reflected in the graduate fellowship program. Each Fellow pursues a rigorous and individualized program of study while working closely with faculty. The fellowship is a four-year program leading to the acquisition of the Ph.D. degree in cooperation with the Department of Political Science at The University of Oklahoma.
Carl Albert Fellows focus their program of study on fundamental issues in representative government. The central focus is in the field of American government and includes institutions, processes, and public policy. In addition, Fellows pursue two additional fields of study selected from among comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public administration, or public policy.