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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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