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Schaffer, Wiseman, & Buchanan
Bowen Hall
Brian Shoup
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
aycock wiseman

News & Announcements

In Mississippi, defenders of state’s Confederate-themed flag dig in
Professor Whit Waide speaks out on the changing of the state of Mississippi flag. Check it out here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/li... read more

Salter describes Morrison's Aaron Henry Bio as Powerful
STARKVILLE â The new biography âAaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitatorâ(University of Arkansas Press, 365 pages) by Minion K.C. ... read more

French named executive director of MSU Stennis Institute
After serving for a year as interim leader of Mississippi State University's John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Developme... 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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