For nearly four decades, UM political science professor John Winkle has impacted the lives of his students and devoted … [Read More...]
The highest annual honors for alumni who have made an outstanding contribution through good deeds, services, or … [Read More...]
Travis Gray created quite a stir with his presentation at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration in Coral … [Read More...]
University of Mississippi graduate Daryl Porter Jr. has taken a step closer to his political goals by becoming the … [Read More...]
Taking first place at the China Open at Xi’an International Studies University were Austin “Woody” Wood, a senior … [Read More...]
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University of Mississippi junior Shruti Jaishankar of Ridgeland could have attended any college on her long application … [Read More...]
Former University of Mississippi middle linebacker Jonathan Cornell has gone from breaking through offensive linemen to … [Read More...]
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Retired Maj. Gen. James E. Donald (B.A. 1970) of Atlanta was awarded the University of Mississippi Alumni Association's … [Read More...]
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Students in Marvin King's POL 398 Labor Union Politics, a Study USA course.
Shruti Jaishankar---majoring in international studies, political science, and Spanish---is studying in Chile for her honors thesis comparing electoral laws around the world.
U.S. Sen. Roger F. Wicker (R-Miss), a political science and journalism major (B.A. 1973) elected to the Senate in 2008, gave the 2012 commencement address. Photo by Robert Jordan.
Alumni Larry Furlong and his family are providing financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in UM’s College of Liberal Arts with preference given to students from Illinois, Florida, California and Nashville, Tenn.
Alumni and former UM linebacker Jonathan Cornell has successfully transitioned from political science major to high school teacher with the Mississippi Teacher Corps.
Newsmuseum CEO Charles Overby moderates an election panel discussion with, seated from left, UM political science associate professor Marvin King Jr., Tom Baxter, John Brummett and Curtis Wilkie. Photo by Robert Jordan
While many go to law school, students also find careers in business, teaching, the Foreign Service, the armed forces, government, law enforcement, lobbying, and non-profit organizations.
While we are diverse in our offerings and interests, the Political Science Department shares a common mission: to prepare informed, active, and critical citizens.
The teaching of Political Science has been an integral part of the mission of The University of Mississippi since the school opened its doors in 1848. The Department of Political Science was founded in 1943 and the doctoral program was established in 1967.
In addition to B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs, the department offers a minor concentration in Political Science and participates in the interdisciplinary major in International Studies with the Croft Institute.
The University of Mississippi Political Science Department is organized around 3 fields of study: American politics, Comparative politics, and International politics.