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    Careers in Political Science
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    Faculty Research
    Our faculty conduct research in a variety of areas
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    Foreign study programs
    We offer a number of Foreign Study experiences
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    We offer several graduate degrees
    MA, MPA, MA-JD, and PhD programs
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    Explore our undergraduate degrees

Welcome to the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Wayne State University is nationally recognized for academic excellence in both research and teaching. Faculty expertise covers the areas of American Government and Politics, Public Law, Urban Politics and Policy, Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Philosophy, Comparative Politics, and World Politics. Graduates of the Department’s degree programs have pursued successful careers in government, law, business, and academics.  For undergraduate advising, contact Ryan Ferrante (313-577-2630; ryan.ferrante@wayne.edu).  For further information about the Master of Public Administration program, contact Brady Baybeck  (313-577-2630; mpa@wayne.edu).  For further information about the Master of Political Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs, contact Sharon F. Lean (313-577-2630; sflean@wayne.edu). Learn more about the department in our new Undergraduate Majors information sheet.