Political Science


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The Department of Political Science at MTSU offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Political Science with a General Focus or with a concentrations in Pre-Law, Public Administration, or Teaching Licensure; a Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in International Relations; and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Affairs. Minors are offered in Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, and Political and Civic Engagement. The Department also coordinates interdisciplinary minors in Urban Studies, Russian Studies, and African Studies. Beginning Fall 2014, the Department will offer an Accelerated Bachelor to Masters Program (ABM) in International Relations (B.S.) and International Affairs (M.A).

Programs in Political Science prepare students for a wide range of careers in government, law, public service, public affairs, international affairs, non-governmental organizations, and education.The programs also help prepare students for more advanced degrees in the area.
The faculty of the Department of Political Science is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and providing you an excellent undergraduate education that combines the traditional classroom experience with applied and practical training, and experience through fieldwork, internships, and active student organizations. Click on FACULTY to explore the experience and expertise of our faculty. If you have any questions concerning our programs, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Executive Aide, Pam Davis.

Stephen Morris, Chair  

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 Department Class Schedules for
Fall 2014 (revised)

  Internship List of Opportunities 2014

Congratulations to our top 5 performers
on the Major Field Test:

Todd Robinson (general)  -- 714 (98%)
Joseph Meyer (IR)            -- 694 (97%)
Zachary Mallet (general)  -- 689 (97%)
Michael Ripley (pre-law) -- 681 (96%)
Zachary Barker (pre-law)-- 679 (96%)
Lucas Osborne (pre-law) -- 679 (96%)

NEW Accelerated Bachelor to Masters Program in International Relations/International Affairs



 Dr. AMANDA DIPAOLO will be joining the faculty of St. Thomas University in her home town of Fredericton, New Brunswick this fall. The Department wishes her well and thanks her for her remarkable service to the students and the institution. She will be missed.

Lewis Berry

Jason Lewis-Berry
Director of Overseas Operations, US Department of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations gives inqaugural Senior Practitioner Lecture in International Affairs

 Congratulations to
(International Relations 2015), recipient of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship for study in Morocco!

Congratulations to 2014
Student and Faculty
Award Recipients

Academic Awards
Samantha FARISH (Norman Parks Award)Louis MARTINO (C.C. Sims Award)Noah NEILSEN (John W. Burgess Award)Whitney FLATT (Jack Justin Turner Award)
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Meritorious Service AwardsTyler SANDERS (Moot Court)Samantha FARISH (Moot Court & Mock Trial)Morgan MANSOURIAN (Mediation)Joey MEYER (Model UN)Whitney FLATT (Model UN)

College Advising Award


"Interns from MTSU Dive into Politics and Lend a Helping Hand"

story on MTSU interns

DR. SEKOU FRANKLIN received the John Pleas Faculty Award for 2014. This award is presented to a minority faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service. 

Sekou Franklin


New Student Orientation August 29

new student orientation