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The Department of Political Science and Public Administration (PSPA)

Welcome to the Department of Political Science and Public Administration! Our Department offers multiple undergraduate programs, a nationally-ranked MPA degree, and multiple graduate certificate programs. We have world-class faculty who are productive researchers as well as award-winning educators. Our courses cover a wide-ranging variety of topics within the field and provide you with sought-after skills in areas such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and the analysis of social and political data.

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  • Experience refugees’ compelling stories of resilience through a photo exhibition Feb. 2-March 1
    “Refugees, Empathy, and Human Rights” is a nationwide traveling exhibition featuring contemporary portraits and poetic stories illustrating the challenges of refugees building new lives in the United States.
  • UAB researchers explain how GIS has transformed their work
    Geographic information systems technology is being used to study mortgage decisions, drinking behavior, environmental injustice, and the link between redlining and colon cancer. All Blazers now have free access to ArcGIS software.
  • Learn about the civil rights movement in Atlanta and Birmingham in a virtual panel Jan. 17
    Speakers for “A Tale of Two Cities: Atlanta and Birmingham During the Civil Rights Movement” will shed light on how city governments, civil society leaders and urban geographies can advance or obstruct racial justice and human rights.