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News & Events

Lecture: Reflections from the Trenches Tuesday, 3/24 at 7 pm, Pray Harrold 216
Undergraduate Awards: Monday, 4/6 5-7 pm Ladies' Literary Club, downtown Ypsilanti
MPA Awards: Wednesday, 4/8 5:30-7:30 pm Polo Fields Golf & Country Club, Ypsilanti

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:  Winter 2015    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