DEI Opportunities

  • Master of Public Policy

    The goal of the MPP is to provide high-quality graduate-level instruction in quantitative analysis, program development, policy implementation, public finance, and policy evaluation.

    The MPP program is designed for students who want to pursue professional careers in policy analysis, program management, and policy advocacy within the public, private, or non-profit sectors. The program teaches students to address complex societal problems, reconcile conflicting political and ethical values in policymaking, make informed decisions about program activities, and provide effective leadership in policy development and implementation.

    The Master of Public Policy Program at Michigan State is jointly administered by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Economics.  Since the 1970s MSU has been committed to training well-rounded professionals for policy-related careers.  In the earlier years the program focused on public administration, but with the growing faculty expertise and excellence in policy analysis and policy processes, in 2007 the program was successfully revamped to focus on public policy.


  • Research

    A major goal of our department is to conduct research that furthers our understanding of political phenomena. Our research efforts range from a micro focus on how political stimuli impact how people think about politics to a macro focus on how countries interact in diplomatic relations. Our department has a history of being a political science department at the forefront of research advances in political science and it is our goal to continue that trend.

  • Internships

    The Department of Political Science Internship Program is designed to ensure that motivated political science students can take advantage of the academic and professional benefits of a university-recognized internship.  The department offers five internship program options.