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News & Announcements

Lamar Conerly Governance Forum Presents: Constitution Day 2016
On Friday, September 16, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, The College of Arts & Sciences, The Stennis Institut... read more

Constitution Day Guest Speaker announced
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is pleased to announce Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller,... read more

Important Dates & Deadlines
August 16, 2016 -Fall Classes begin August 22, 2016 -Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00pm deadline August ... 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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