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Department of Political Science

Welcome to our website! Political Science at KSU offers many opportunities for students to expand their horizons, from city councils to the UN Security Council. This is an exciting time to learn about all that politics is about: the fight for democratic freedoms, human rights, the global environment, racial equality, social welfare, and other vital causes.

Students in our BA program have three distinct “tracks” in which to focus their studies: American Politics, Transnational-Comparative Politics, and Public Policy and Administration. Students in our MA, and PhD have the three areas of concentration to choose from: American Politics, Transnational-Comparative Politics, and Conflict Analysis and Management. In addition, the department offers a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and an undergraduate degree in Applied Conflict Management

We also offer unique internship programs in Columbus, Ohio, and Washington, DC for students to gain practical and professional experience. Our full-time faculty is committed to meeting the needs of students while expanding the frontiers of political knowledge through their research in all areas of political science. Our staff in 302 Bowman Hall is always on hand to provide more information – or to steer you in the right direction of the professor down the hall!

I hope to see you soon in one of our classrooms. Feel free to contact me personally ( if you’d like more information about Poli Sci at KSU.

Professor Andrew Barnes, Chair
Professor Andrew Barnes, Chair

Meet with an Advisor

color_headshotDr. Julie Mazzei

Undergraduate Studies Coordinator
Associate Professor
Office: (330) 672-8934

Ensley1_2  Dr. Michael Ensley

  Graduate Coordinator
  Associate Professor 
  Office: (330) 672-8933