the first three years of the program on campus completing their Ph.D. course
work and preparing for their general examinations. In cooperation with
the Department of Political Science,
Fellows participate in a rigorous academic program, with a primary focus
on the Congress and representative government. In addition to a primary
field of specialization in American Government, Fellows also have the opportunity
to pursue other interests within the discipline, choosing two additional
fields of specialization, including Comparative Politics, International
Relations, Political Theory, Public Administration, or Public Policy. While
at the University of Oklahoma, Fellows
receive academic support from the Carl
Albert Center's three full-time faculty members as well as from the
other professors in the political science department. Additional opportunities
and resources available to Fellows while on campus include:
Fellows also have the opportunity to receive advanced methodological training
by attending the ICPSR's Summer Training Program in Quantitative Methods
of Social Research at the University of Michigan after the first or second
year of the program.
Frequent opportunities for collaborative research with faculty members.
Participation in special guest lectures and seminars with leading congressional
scholars and Members of Congress
Access to the Center's archival collection which includes the papers of
more than fifty former House and Senate members.
Access to the Department of Political Communication's Political
Commercial Archives, one of the largest in the world.
Back on Campus
After one year in Washington, fellows return to the University campus
for the fifth and final year of the program, during which they receive
financial and academic support as they write their doctoral dissertations.
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