Professors and professional researchers may visit Columbia for a period up to one year in Visiting Scholar status. Click here for details about Visiting Scholar status at Columbia University. Political scientists should direct preliminary inquiries about Visiting Scholar sponsorship to the proposed faculty sponsor or to Elizabeth Howe.
Ph.D. candidates in political science may be sponsored by the department to visit Columbia in Visiting Scholar status or as Special Non-Degree students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Click here for information about both arrangements. Preliminary inquiries should be directed to Lorianne Delahunt.
In most cases, students and scholars do not require Visiting Scholar status to access Columbia libaries. Please consult the Library Information Office for details about Columbia libraries access for non-affiliates.