Paul Abramson, Professor Emeritus, dies

Paul R. Abramson, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Michigan State University, died on Monday, February 12, 2018. Paul was Read More »

Graduate students Elizabeth Lane and Jessica Schoenherr receive Arlen Specter Center for Public Service Fellowship

Congratulations to PhD students Elizabeth Lane and Jessica Schoenherr who have been awarded a $5,000 research fellowship from the Arlen Read More »

Political Theory Professor Arthur Melzer to be honored for All-University Faculty Award

Professor Arthur Melzer will be honored on Tuesday, February 6 at the All-University Awards Convocation.  Professor Melzer is being recognized Read More »


March 19: Alan M. Kraut, “Fear of the Foreign: The Paradox of Xenophobia in a Nation of Nations”

The LeFrak Forum and Symposium on Science, Reason, & Modern Democracy in association with the Reason Foundation present Alan M. Read More »


The MSU Political Science Department hosts the Editorial Offices of the American Journal of Political Science, with Professor William Jacoby serving as Editor. The AJPS is the official journal of the Midwest Political Science Association and it publishes groundbreaking research across all subfields of political science. Under Professor Jacoby’s editorship, the AJPS has taken the lead in promoting the principles of data access and research transparency. The Journal is recognized throughout the scientific research community for its rigorous Replication and Verification Policy. The AJPS currently is rated the top journal in the political science discipline, according to the Thompson-Reuters Two-Year Impact Factor and the Google Scholar h5-index. The presence of the AJPS at MSU clearly attests to the high quality of the scholarly environment within the Political Science Department.  See also,