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The department offers programs leading to the master of arts (M.A.), master of public administration (M.P.A.), and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
Our faculty are engaged in research that spans a broad range of subfields in political science.
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Joseph Smith Interviewed in NYT Article on Alabama Gay Marriage Implementation
February 9, 2015
Dr. George Hawley Offers “Educated Guess” for 2015
January 26, 2015
Former Roommates Establish Public Policy Scholarship
January 25, 2015
Alumni Recognize Barbara Chotiner’s Influence
August 17, 2014
Prof. William Jelani Cobb, “The Two Browns: Civil Rights in the Age of Ferguson and Obama”
March 31, 2015
Public Policy in Action Series to Feature Senator Vivian Figures
February 23, 2015
Research Colloquium: Dr. Christopher Zorn, Penn State University
February 5, 2015
Research Colloquium: Dr. Dennis Foster, Jan. 23rd
January 26, 2015
Smith, Joseph. “Law, Fact, and the Threat of Reversal From Above.” American Politics Research, March 2014, Volume 42(2): 226-256.
March 15, 2014
Gina Lei Miller and Emily Hencken Ritter, “Emigrants and the onset of civil war.” Journal of Peace Research January 2014 51: 51-64
February 27, 2014
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