Eastern Michigan University
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News & Events

Graduate Open House, Saturday, Nov. 15th 10am to noon, Student Center Ballroom
New minor in International Affairs now available! (visit  here for more information)
NASPAA has reaccredited our MPA Program through the 2018-19 academic year.


Winter 2015 Schedules: Undergraduate   Graduate                                    

Fall 2014 Schedules: Undergraduate Graduate                        

 Syllabi:  Fall 2014                                   Summer 2014    Winter 2014      Fall 2013            

Future Course Offerings: Undergraduate  Graduate

Who We Are

Faculty: 18

Full-time lecturers: 3

Part-time lecturers: 16


Undergraduate majors (winter 2014)

  • Political Science: 228
  • International Affairs: 78
  • Public Law & Government: 25 (+ 28 pre-law undeclared)
  • Public Administration: 26
  • Public Safety Administration: 49


NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program

Award-winning Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Model United Nations teams

More than 2,000 alumni in 48 states and 18 foreign countries



  • Class of 2014: assistantships for Ph.D. work at Penn State and U. of Massachusetts; law school at Harvard and Stetson.
  • Class of 2013: law school on scholarship at Michigan State, Ohio State, Toledo, William and Mary, and Wisconsin; M.A. programs in international affairs at Pittsburgh, NYU; and a position with UNWOMEN in Niger.
  • Class of 2012: scholarship recipients attending law school at Michigan State and Virginia, a fellowship recipient doing the Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina, and students in M.A. programs in international affairs at Pittsburgh and Sydney (Australia).

Department Head: Dr. Arnold Fleischmann

MPA Director: Dr. Gregory Plagens

MPA Advisor: Dr. Barbara Patrick

Senior Secretary: Doreen Mendelssohn

Department Secretary: Connie VanAtta

The Department of Political Science is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344