Calvin Hall

Department of Political Science

Whether students seek to enter the work force or pursue graduate studies, the need to understand and navigate political processes and interact with the government are essential skills.

Why Study Political Science

Why Political Science?

The Department of Political Science is one of the most academically diverse in Kansas State University, offering eight degree options in undergraduate, graduate and accelerated education. Our award-winning faculty influence both inside and outside the classroom; publishing in the top journals of their field while providing students with the one-on-one instruction that helps them thrive.

From political science, to public administration, to security studies - our graduates become informed citizens while honing their critical thinking, research design, writing, and team-building skills


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Learn more about our undergraduate program, as well as minors, secondary majors & certificates that ally with our program


Learn more about our accelerated programs, which allow students to earn their bachelor's and master's in a fraction of the time


Learn more about our offerings for graduate programs, in Public Administration (M.A. & Cert.) and Security Studies (M.A. and Ph.D.)


Preparing for Success

Preparing for Success

A degree from any of our programs provides students with the skills and experience necessary to be successful in a post-graduate world, whether their goals lie in pursing a career or higher education. While they're here, we help our students build their resumes through internships, experiential learning, and career advising.


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News & Events

There's always something going on in our department - whether it's news about the latest achievements of our faculty and students or an upcoming event that delves into the unique areas of political science.


Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Political Science Scholarship/Assistantship Winners
Public Opinion in MENA on Climate Change: Findings on Arab Barometer Wave 7

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the political science department awarded more than $30,000 in scholarship funds to its undergraduate and graduate students. The department also awarded stipends for graduate assistantships to nine students across two graduate programs.


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The Arab Barometer team will present the latest findings from their poll covering the Arab World. The lecture will provide the public opinion trends regarding environmental issues, climate change and water access in MENA.

Presented by Michael Robbins (PhD, Arab Barometer & Princeton University)

This event is part of the Middle East Speaker Series!

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Support Us

Through the generosity of so many friends and alumni, we are able to offer funding opportunities to students and faculty of the department that have directly helped them to accomplish their goals.