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 BA, MA, and PhD degrees. Our PhD 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!


Online MA in Political Science for K-12 Educators

Fully online Masters Program providing K-12 social studies educators with a strong background in cutting-edge political science.


Zoukis Research Collaborative

pleased to announce that Professor Robert Morris, UT-Dallas, is this year’s winner of the Zoukis Best Paper Award. “Exploring the effect of exposure to short-term solitary confinement among violent prison inmates”


Dr. Wedeman a Woodrow Wilson International fellow

Professor Andrew Wedeman was selected to be one of approximately twenty Wilson Center scholars from around the world during AY16-17.


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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