MSU Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Michigan State University is part of the College of Social Sciences. We describe and analyze political institutions and processes. The department is divided into subfields in American politics, international relations, comparative politics, public policy, and political thought. Our goal is to educate students at both the undergraduate and graduate level about political concepts, theories, and methods. Please read our bylaws here.

This website is a resource to students, faculty, and visitors to answer questions about the Political Science program, and to provide information about what’s happening around the department. Feel free to take a look around or come visit the department’s offices in 303 South Kedzie Hall.

Please read the Department's statement condemning racism and anti-Black violence.



Alumni and Friends Newsletter

In the Spring of 2024, MSU PLS began publishing a biannual newsletter specifically for our alumni & friends but everyone is our community is welcome to check it out here: