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Pursue your interests, expand your horizons, engage with the world of politics.

Reimagine Possible with a Variety of Opportunities for Majors and Minors

The Department of Political Science offers a range of opportunities, from student organizations to internships providing real-world experience, to study abroad and scholarships.  Click on the links below to explore some of what the Department has to offer.

Jose Romero, MSU Denver Class of 2020
“Words cannot begin to express how thankful I am to have professors who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure my success and the success of my peers. The work they do, especially in the context of a school like MSU Denver, literally changes the trajectory of success for students who are often first generation college students like myself.”

Jose Romero, Political Science Major

MSU Denver Class of 2020

Academic and Scholarship Opportunities

Opportunities for Academic Excellence and Real-World Experiences.


Practice your diplomatic skills with the Model United Nations:  Every spring,participate in the Model United Nations which requires enrollment in our International Organizations course (PSC 330). Contact Dr. Moeller for more details at

Learn and apply your critical thinking and analysis skills with the Applied Political Research Lab (PSC 409D):  This 4000-level course offers students the opportunity to engage in real-world applied political research that impacts our state and community.  Here is one recent example of our students' work:  Gender and Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Colorado's Legislature.

Many of our students explore additional academic rigor and a tight knit community within the Honors Program.  The Metropolitan State University of Denver Honors Program is a community of highly motivated and academically adventurous students and faculty members dedicated to working together to attain new levels of achievement. 

The Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership provides programming and research opportunities for students.  From its speaker series to a growing research arm (often in conjunction with our Applied Political Research Lab), the Golda Center fosters an intellectually engaged community within the Department of Political Science.

The Department also hosts a variety of panels and lecture series, and special events, that provide both an intellectual experience beyond the halls of any particular classroom or campus, as well as social events to foster a strong sense of community.  From election watch parties to high profile academic speakers from the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for engaging in politics abound.  Keep your eye on your in-box for notices from the Chair, or announcements on the Deptarment's Facebook page.


Scholarships and Financial Aid


The Department has several scholarship opportunities available to its majors and minors.  Apply for all scholarships at the the Office of Financial Aid.


The Department is specifically affiliated with the following opportunities for Political Science Majors or associated Minors:


Political Science Outstanding Student Annual Scholarship which provides funding for one exceptional student majoring in Political Science who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement.


The Christopher Lee Anderson Scholarship is now open to Political Science majors as well as other majors.  The Scholarship celebrates Anderson's  zeal for presenting the unbiased truth while dealing compassionately with those involved in the story.


Milroy A. Alexander Scholarships supports students who have a declared minor in public administration & public affairs at MSU Denver. Applicants must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and must demonstrate financial need.



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