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

 
Bowen Hall
Bowen Hall

News & Announcements

(2021-04-26)
Outstanding Undergraduate Students 2020-2021
Each year the departmental professors vote on the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from the previous summer, fall, and c... Outstanding Undergraduate Students 2020-2021 read more

(2021-04-26)
Outstanding Graduate Students 2020-2021
Each year the departmental professors vote on the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from the previous summer, fall, and c... Outstanding Graduate Students 2020-2021 read more

(2021-04-13)
Mississippi Civic Engagement Project
Please check out one of our student's senior capstone project! Mississippi Civic Engagement Project 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