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POLITICAL SCIENCE AT MSU DENVER

Almost everything about modern life – the laws we observe, the customs we follow, even the infrastructure we rely on – is driven by politics

As essential as it is in our lives, so few of us fully understand the intricacies of the political system. The lines between the executive and legislative branches, state and federal policies, and the world’s political systems have become increasingly blurred. Those who learn the rules are the ones who make the greatest long-term impact, and that’s what we'll teach you to do. As a Political Science student at MSU Denver, you will not only bridge those gaps, you’ll also be well-versed in the complexities of global affairs, armed with the analytical and communication skills that will help you in a wide variety of career paths. 

Political Science examines government, public policy and the political behavior of individuals and groups of all communities throughout the world. While studying global and domestic politics, we’ll also help develop you into a confident public speaker and critical thinker. You can also expand your educational opportunities in the department-sponsored Model U.N. and Model Arab League. The department hosts several noteworthy lecturers who regularly visit campus and offers faculty and student exchange programs in Scotland, Hungary, Morocco and Turkey. 

MSU Denver Political Science graduates represent us well in the public and private sectors. Our alumni have also continued their education at prestigious post-graduate and law schools throughout the country. Whichever road you choose to run, we’ll guide you along the way with a fulfilling education.



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“The faculty here have faith in our students; we push them to study methodically and with rigor, preparing them for successful careers in foreign service, law, education and public affairs.”

Robert Preuhs, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor of Political Science


Career Prospects

Earning a BA in political science from MSU Denver prepares students for further graduate studies or for careers in public and private sectors including state, local and federal governments and their agencies; public policy; law; business; journalism; foreign service and international organizations; and secondary and college education.


Political Science Program Options


   Student Clubs and Resources

The Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership

The MSU Denver Department of Political Science houses the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership.  Yearly, the department awards the Golda Meir Student Leadership Award.

Model Arab League

Contact Dr. Robert Hazan for more information.

MSU Denver's Political Science Association

The American Political Science Association

Metropolitan State’s Political Science Association is a student organization that is united by a common purpose to narrow the gap between governments in all their multifaceted forms and the governed. It is our stated goal to increase social awareness, improve political participation and facilitate substantive discussions on meaningful issues. We want to inspire Auraria Campus’ student body to take action, voice their opinions and become involved in community life. The PSA is designed to provide an experiential learning environment where students are encouraged to: -Become involved with governmental and non-governmental institutions -Network with influential figures in the community -Familiarize themselves with diverse political cultures -Become advocates for issues they deem important -Create a platform for discussion where both sides of every issue can have a voice -Facilitate understanding of issues that permeate both the domestic and international spheres

Pi Sigma Alpha

National Political Science Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha - ΠΣΑ

Contact Dr. Andrew Thangasamy for more information.




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Contact Information

Phone: 303-615-1123

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver Department of Political Science
Campus Box 43
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO. 80217-3362

Location: Auraria Campus
King Center - Room 498

Appointments and walk-ins are accepted.