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 »

IPU-MSU Director Dr. Jan Beecher Shares Infrastructure Commission Report Finds

On February 7 Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University Jan Beecher presented Master of Public Read More »


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 »

April 7 Master of Public Policy Info Session

Join Master of Public Policy Director, Valentina Bali, for an information session to learn more about the Master of Public Read More »

March 27 Internship Info Session

Join the Department of Political Science on March 27 at 5:00 pm for an internship information session to learn more 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.