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Political Science

Author: Krista Bohnenblust

Political Science Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best in the Country

Top-Ranked-Program-2014-300x300According to GraduatePrograms.com, the graduate education experience offered by KSU’s Political Science department is among the best in the country. The GraduatePrograms.com website surveys recent and current graduate students on the quality and value of their graduate education, and then evaluates programs across fifteen categories. Overall, the graduate programs housed in KSU’s Department of Political Science were ranked the 13th best in the country. We had good company in this ranking — sandwiched between Harvard University (ranked 12th) and Yale University (ranked 14th). KSU’s graduate programs were ranked #1 in the country for both career support and faculty support.

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Concurrent Degree Launched: BA/BS + Masters in Public Administration

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce the launch of a new concurrent degree. Students earning either a BA or a BS in Political Science who wish to earn a Master of Public Administration can transition directly into the graduate program and graduate more quickly. Earning a concurrent degree takes approximately five and a half years — much less time than normally required to earn both an undergraduate and a master’s degree. For nearly three decades, our MPA program has trained an outstanding and growing group of committed public servants, with graduates holding prominent positions in a wide range of city, state, and federal organizations.

Johnson Wins Stamey Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Laurie JohnsonDr. Laurie Johnson has won the College of Arts and Sciences’ most prestigious award for undergraduate advising, the William L. Stamey Advising Award. Dr. Johnson received the honor in recognition of the outstanding job she has done mentoring and advising not only political science students, but also students from all majors participating in KSU’s Primary Text Program.

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Michael Flynn Joins Faculty

Michael Flynn

We are pleased that Dr. Michael Flynn joined the department in fall 2014. Flynn was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alabama in 2013-2014, and received his PhD from Binghamton University in 2013. He is already a highly accomplished scholar on US foreign policy issues, and thus a nice complement to our department and our Security Studies graduate programs.

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