Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. Our faculty and students examine the most pressing and enduring puzzles of politics and policy at the local, national and global levels. With research expertise and a passion for teaching in all of the major fields in the discipline – American Government, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Law and Research Methods – the department offers innovative and comprehensive programs leading to the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Our Ph.D. program is ranked #83 nationally among political science graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.


4+1 Program

Undergraduates are Working Towards Master’s Degrees. Check Out Our “4+1 Program” – Two Degrees (B.A. and M.A.) in Only Five Years!

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Online M.A. in Political Science for Social Studies
K-12 Educators

K-12 social studies educators can earn an M.A. in Political Science online in just 15 months.


2016 Zoukis Summer Institute Explores Juvenile and Criminal Justice Reform

The second annual Zoukis Summer Institute held May 31 to June 2 enabled 20 undergraduates to learn more about political science and diverse aspects of criminal justice reform.

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Reflections on Unrest in China

Dr. Andrew Wedeman’s current project is an analysis of the interaction between corruption, mass unrest and political dissent in China.


Graduate Studies

Explore our Graduate Programs. Department of Political Science offers Direct Admit – PhD, Post MA PhD and Masters Programs.


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Your gifts allow the department to fund and help maintain a strong academic experience for our students. Gifts of any size are most welcome and gratefully received.

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