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Whit Waide
Brian Shoup
Schaffer, Wiseman, & Buchanan
Edward French
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

News & Announcements

Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony
Mississippi State University (Starkville Campus) will hold a Fall 2013 commencement ceremony Saturday, December 14th at 10am in Humphrey Col... read more

Dr. Zavattaro Awarded Cross-College Grant
Dr. Staci M. Zavattaro, along with management professors Drs. Joshua J. Daspit and Daniel T. Holt from the College of Business, recently wer... read more

Fall 2013 Final Examinations
Fall 2013 Final Examinations are currently underway. Please visit the following site to view the full examination schedule. http://www.regi... 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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