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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.

Please feel free to check out all the things we have to offer; if you have any questions please contact us.


Latest News

  • Mekki selected for prestigious Johnson & Johnson internship
    Rising junior and UAB Honors College student Wajiha Mekki was recently selected for a prestigious internship with Johnson & Johnson.
  • Seven students receive 2023 Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Every academic year, the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences receives departmental nominations for the Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Students and Outstanding Graduate Students. The dean’s selection committee gives these awards to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students in the College who have made significant contributions to the UAB community.
  • Students who represent highest level of achievement honored by UAB
    Casey Mahoney-Crane and Banks Stamp are the 2023 recipients of the Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies — the UAB Graduate School’s highest honor.