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

Bowen Hall
Bowen Hall

News & Announcements

US News & World Report
US News & World Report ranks MSU in the top 100 of Best Public Affairs Programs Schools. See the 2018 rankings of US News & World Report. US News & World Report read more

Reaccreditation of the Master of Public Policy and Administration Program until 2025. Reaccreditation read more

Graduation 2018
Congratulations to all the PSPA graduates! This year we awarded our outstanding students and professors as follows: Undergraduate Pro... Graduation 2018 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
Email address:polscipubadm@pspa.msstate.edu