Data on the Profession

The APSA Research Department collects, aggregates, and shares data on the political science profession. We produce reports on APSA surveys and other data (and keep an archive of our older reports), publish APSA's Chart of the Month, and maintain interactive data dashboards.

Our two primary instruments of data collection are the Graduate Placement Survey, which solicits data on political science job market candidates from PhD-granting institutions in the United States, and the Departmental Survey, which collects data from department chairs about political science curriculum, enrollments, and faculty. We also run specialized surveys for the association and collaborate with members undertaking research on the profession in their own capacity as researchers.

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or thoughts, or by calling the main APSA line at (202) 483-2512.