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

Bowen Hall
Bowen Hall

News & Announcements

Graduation 2017
Congratulations to all the PSPA graduates! This year we awarded our outstanding students and professors as follows: Undergraduate Pro... read more

Congratulations Dr. Patrick Exmeyer
Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Exmeyer, please feel free to congratulate him on his new appointment as Assistant Professor at Louisiana-Mo... read more

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

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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