Department of Political Science

Politics is an important pillar in contemporary international relations and societies need to train knowledgable, expert graduates who are aware of the political affairs in local, national, regional, and international levels, and are able to conduct research in these fields. Department of Political Science in Allameh Tabataba'i University (ATU) is currently providing educational and research services at Bachelors, Masters, and PhD levels.

To date, there are 13 full-time faculty members teaching and researching in the Department. The faculty members are offering the latest advances in the areas of political science, political thought, Iran affairs, and political sociology, among others.


Degree Programmes

Below, the programmes offered in Department of Political Science are introduced and specified.

Bachelors Degree Programme

  • Political Science: The Bachelors Programme in Political Science in ATU lasts for 4 years, 8 semesters, and students attend classes in each semester for a maximum of 16 weeks.

Masters Degree Programmes

  • Political Science: The MA degree programme in Political Science is offered in ATU for a period of 2 years, 4 semesters.
  • Political Thoughts in Islam: The MA degree programme in Political Thoughts in Islam is offered in ATU for a period of 2 years, 4 semesters. In this programme, students are trained about a plethora of political thoughts in Islam.

PhD Degree Programmes

In this Department, three degree programmes are offered in PhD level. The programmes are listed in alphabetical order. For more information on the approaches and activities in these programmes, you could correspond with the faculty members listed below.

  • Iran's Affairs
  • Political Sociology
  • Political Thoughts

Department Head

Dr Ahmad Golmohammadi Dr Ahmad Golmohammadi
PhD in Political Science from University of Tehran, Iran (2001).
Faculty Member
Email Address: golmohammadi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2370
Research Interests: Iran's Affairs, Research Methods.

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Faculty Members

To date, 13 full-time faculty members are employed and collaborating with the Department in providing educational and research services to the students and researchers. The faculty members of the Department are briefly introduced below. The names are sorted alphabetically.
For more detailed information about each faculty member, you can refer to ATU's SIMAP Portal.


Dr Shoja Ahmadvand Dr Shoja Ahmadvand
PhD in Political Thought from University of Tehran, Iran.
Faculty Member
Email Address: ahmadvand@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4473 7546
Research Interests: Political Thought in Ancient Iran, Contemporary Islamic Movements, Political Thoughts in Islam.

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Dr Ebrahim Barzegar Dr Ebrahim Barzegar
PhD in Political Science from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran (2000).
Faculty Member
Email Address: barzegar@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2359
Research Interests: Political Thought, Interdisciplinary Studies, Methods in Political Science;

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Dr Abolfazl Delavari Dr Abolfazl Delavari
PhD in Political Science from University of Tehran, Iran.
Faculty Member
Email Address: delavari@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2370
Research Interests: Iranian Studies, Political Sociology, Political Development.

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Dr Faez Dinparast Dr Faez Dinparasti
PhD in Political Science from University of Tehran, Iran (2012).
Faculty Member
Email Address: dinparast@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2450
Research Interests: Research Methods, Political Economy, Politics and Governance in Iran.

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Dr Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh Dr Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh
PhD in Political Science from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran.
Faculty Member
Email Address: falahtpisheh@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2469
Research Interests: ---

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Dr Mohammadjavad Gholamreza Kashi Dr Mohammadjavad Gholamreza Kashi
PhD in Political Science from University of Tehran, Iran.
Faculty Member
Email Address: kashi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2439
Research Interests: ---

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Dr Mostafa Kavakebian Dr Mostafa Kavakebian
PhD in Political Science from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran.
Faculty Member
Email Address: kavakebyan@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2383
Research Interests: ---

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Dr Gholam Reza Khajehsarvi Dr Gholam Reza Khajeh Sarvi
PhD in Political Science from Imam Sadiq University, Iran.
Faculty Member
Email Address: khajehsarvi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2463
Research Interests: Iran's Affairs, Political Sociology, Contemporary Islamic Movements.

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Dr Mohammdbagher Khorramshad Dr Mohammdbagher Khorramshad
PhD in Political Sociology from University of Leon II, France.
Faculty Member
Email Address: khoramshad@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2440.
Research Interests: ---

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Dr Abbas Ali Rahbar Dr Abbas Ali Rahbar
PhD in Political Science from IAU, Science and Research Branch, Iran (2003).
Faculty Member
Email Address: aa.rahbar@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2468
Research Interests: Political Sociology, Methodology, Political Analysis Techniques

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Dr Hamid Reza Rahmanizadeh Dehkordi Dr Hamid Reza Rahmanizadeh Dehkordi
PhD in Political Science from University of Tehran, Iran (2001).
Faculty Member
Email Address: dehkordi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2679
Research Interests: Research Methods, Political Sociology, Political Thoughts, Political Literature.

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Dr Hamid Salehi Dr Hamid Salehi
PhD in Political Science from University of Tehran, Iran.
Faculty Member
Email Address: salehi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 4839 2430
Research Interests: Political Science, Foreign Policy, Iran's Socio-Political Developments, Islamic Movements.

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