...for individuals interested in public service, the political process, public policy and administration, nonprofit administration and the law.

Edward French
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
Brian Shoup
The Dean of Arts & Sciences
Schaffer, Wiseman, & Buchanan

News & Announcements

Dr. Chamberlain recently appeared on Voice of America
Dr. Chamberlain recently appeared on Voice of America's weekly current affairs show, On the Line, to discuss the topic of work. He joined th... read more

Timothy Fair interviewed for Our People at MSU
One of our outstanding Ph.D students was interviewed with MSU as a great representative for the University. Please check out the article her... read more

Students and Faculty to Attend SECoPA 2014
This year we will have 7 students and 1 professor to attend SECoPA in Atlanta, GA. The Southeastern Conference for Public Administration ... read more

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Welcome to the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (PSPA).

Our small and diverse faculty of 18 members reflect specialties in several major subfields of the discipline—U.S. government, public administration, comparative politics, international relations and political theory. PSPA's researchers and teachers publish books and scholarly articles that appear in many respected outlets, with a sizeable number of projects capturing highly competitive grants.

We attract 250-plus undergraduate students whose focus is U.S. politics, particularly pre-law. We house a large accredited professional program offering the Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) with around 75 students in addition to a smaller general MA program and a Ph.D. program in public policy and administration.

Contact Info

Department of Political Science
and Public Administration
Department Phone: 662.325.2711
Department Fax: 662.325.2716
Mailing Address: P. O. Box PC
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Department Office: 105 Bowen Hall
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