Welcome to the Department of Political Science
at the University of Mississippi
We are very pleased you are visiting our website! Whether you are a prospective student, a current major, a media representative, or alumnus, we think you will find this site helpful.
Political Science is the systematic study of government institutions, elections, mass political behavior, and public policy. The University of Mississippi Political Science Department is organized around three fields of study: American politics, Comparative politics, and International politics. Students take courses from award-winning faculty who are leaders in their fields. Our department has nineteen faculty and instructors working in different aspects of Political Science. We offer an undergraduate degree, Masterís degree and Ph.D. in Political Science.
While we are diverse in our offerings and interests, the Political Science Department shares a common mission: to prepare informed, active, and critical citizens. The political science major provides students with a strong liberal arts education that prepares them for careers in a wide variety of fields. While many go to law school, many others find careers in business, teaching, the Foreign Service, the armed forces, government, law enforcement, lobbying, and non-profit organizations. Some of our alumni serve in Congress, at the White House, in state government and in U.S. embassies abroad, while others are attorneys, teachers, and business professionals. Despite our different paths, we share a love of politics and a desire to serve a larger purpose than our selves.