Read more about MSIRA in this article published in Inside UCR. (August 30, 2022)

Co-Principal Investigator Kim Yi Dionne spoke about MSIRA in this interview with UCR Magazine. (Fall 2022)


Upcoming Events:

More coming soon!

Past Events:

How to apply to a Political Science PhD program

On Friday, April 19, 2024, MSIRA hosted an event featuring UCR alumni (and a current student) sharing their insights drawn from their success in applying to PhD programs in political science. The roundtable event featured: Justin Cheng, a 2022 graduate who double-majored in political science and public policy and who was admitted to 10 PhD programs in political science;Cookie Kim, who will graduate with a BA from UCR in political science in June 2024 and who has been accepted to UCLA’s PhD program; Jazmin Jimenez, who graduated from UCR with a BA in political science in 2020 and is currently a PhD student at Arizona State University; and Zabdi Velasquez, a 2023 UCR graduate in political science who was accepted to UCLA’s PhD program during his senior year and deferred beginning his graduate program for one year. 

We did not record the event, but MSIRA post-baccalaureate fellows Gaby Arroyo-Gomez and Jhonjairo Fernandez-Dearcia took notes and below have created a list of key points from the event. To find the panelist’s responses, please click here. 

Past Information sessions:

We hosted two information sessions for anyone considering applying to be an MSIRA fellow.

The in-person information session was on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 4-5 p.m. in INTS 1113 CHASS Interdisciplinary Symposium room 2415. 

Our second information session was via Zoom on Monday, January 29, 2024, from 4-5 p.m

If you were unable to attend either of our sessions, please feel free to watch our recorded virtual information session here.