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PSPA Honor Societies' Induction Ceremony
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration welcomed 23 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students into Pi Sigma Alp... read more
Zach Woolley featured as part of MSU's "Our People" series
Political Science major, Zach Woolley, was recently featured as part of the "Our People" series on MSU's website ... read more
PSPA now home of Public Personnel Management
Dr. P. Edward French is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Sage Journal, Public Personnel Management (PPM). ... 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.
Master of Public Policy and Administration student Lacy Jaudon is
working with Volunteer Starkville through the AmeriCorps VISTA Program.
VISTA stands for...
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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