The Department of Political Science is saddened to announce the passing of our former colleague, Harold Spaeth

We mourn the passing of former colleague, Professor Harold Spaeth. Harold J. Spaeth was Professor Emeritus of Political Science. He Read More »

2017 Summer Online Classes Available

The political science department is excited to announce the 2017 summer online classes. Click here to download the brochure.   Read More »

Preparing for the Job Market

This week, Erika Rosebrook, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in MSU’s Political Science department, hosted a career preparation workshop titled “Preparing Read More »


May 1 The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

Bill Kristol, editor at large of The Weekly Standard, and Ron Fournier, publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business, will discuss President Read More »

April 14 Former Governor Jim Blanchard Talk

Former Governor Jim Blanchard will hold an informal talk to discuss the November election and its aftermath.

April 13 the Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy Recognized at the Governor Jim Blanchard Service Forum & MSU Master of Public Policy Capstone Forum

Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum & MSU Master of Public Policy Capstone Forum are Proud to Honor The  Honorable Read More »


Phillip Hernandez, this month’s featured political science alumni, is a 2014 graduate.  Hernandez received his bachelor’s degree in political science-public policy and economics.  He currently works at Public Policy Associates, where he provides support to researchers on a variety of projects.  Mr. Hernandez is currently involved in work for the Michigan Sense of Place Council, which is designing strategies to promote entrepreneurship and make communities more attractive places to live and work.  He also provides technical assistance to users of the Michigan Career Education Consumer Report, data entry, and audits.

Hernandez served as an intern in the office of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.