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Bowen Hall
Bowen Hall

News & Announcements

(2020-11-19)
College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Professor Award
Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Holmes and Dr. James Chamberlain for receiving the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Professor Award f... College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Professor Award read more

(2020-11-11)
MBJ unveils the Top 50 Under 40 for 2020
Congratulations to Alum Brian Pugh on receiving this award! Here is the presentation of the Mississippi Business Journal's Top 50 Under 4... MBJ unveils the Top 50 Under 40 for 2020 read more

(2020-03-05)
Alvarez named MSU’s newest PPIA Junior Fellow
Alvarez named MSU’s newest PPIA Junior Fellow read more

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Welcome

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