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

Edward French
Bowen Hall

News & Announcements

Academic Advising
Academic Advising begins March 20th and lasts thru March 31, 2017. PSPA students please remember to schedule a time to meet with your acade... read more

JSU Instructor to Support a US Senate Committee
Dr. Natalie Fussell, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Emergency Management, has been selected as a detailee to the US Senate Homel... read more

Governor Haley Barbour to speak at MSU
Governor Haley Barbour slated to speak at the Lamar Conerly Governance Lecture Series on February 13, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Colvard Student ... 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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