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Western Kentucky University

Department of Political Science

President of WKU hosts picnic, September 2014. Pictured are four international students enrolled in the MPA program.

Members of the Pre-Law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta are sworn in.

WKU Youth in Government

Zach Jones, WIlliam Berry, Austin Hatfield and Jody Dahmer represented the WKU College Youth in Government chapter at the 2nd Annual Washington Legislative Advocacy Summit (WLAS) hosted by the National YMCA College Youth In Government Program.

Members of the new Pre-Law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta stand with their seal.

Students attending the 2013 presidential inauguration with Dr. Ardrey

Political Science students visited the Koutoubia in Marrakech, Morocco with Dr. Kiasatpour

All attendees of the "welcome dinner" hosted by the WKU MPA program.

Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Western Kentucky University

"Enter to Learn...Depart to Serve"

Great Opportunities Await You in the WKU Department of Political Science!

The Political Science Department graduates the third highest number of political science/government majors in the state, and is listed in the top twenty of all WKU majors. Political Science majors are some of the brightest and most dynamic students on campus. They gain experience in the international arena through their participation in the model U.N. conferences and study abroad, and are active in mock trial national competitions. Students in our department also intern for congressmen at the state and national level, giving them experience in the political field before they graduate. The Department strives to prepare our students for their choice of post-graduate options, including graduate school, professional school, or the job market.

 Visit our courses page to learn more about the requirements for our different majors and minors offered within the department.


MPA Graduate Student to Carry the Pakistani Flag During Graduation

Abdul Samad, MPA graduate student, will carry the Pakistani flag at the Spring 2015 graduation ceremony.

MPA Graduate Spotlight: Robin Morrison Taylor
MPA Graduate Spotlight: Robin Morrison Taylor

Robbin Morrison Taylor, WKU’s vice president for Public Affairs, was named the 30th recipient of the ATHENA Award, given by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and Martin Dodge Jeep Chrysler RAM.

MPA Graduate Accepted Into Political Science PhD Program

Jeff Borland, recent graduate of the MPA program, has been accepted to the Political Science PhD program at the University of Mississippi.

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