Department of Public Management & Government110F Bert Combs BuildingMorehead, KY 40351Phone: 606-783-5419Fax: 606-783-5092
Dr. Stephen J. LangeChairSchool of Public Affairs Associate Professor of GovernmentPhone: 606-783-5420 Toll-Free: 800-221-3269Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Public Management and Government focuses on the understanding
of public life, the study of politics, and the preparation of students for both
citizenship and careers in law and public service. Government or political science is the study
of human beings living together in order to pursue the good life and
happiness. This includes the study of
human nature, the philosophical foundations of political life, constitutional
orders, institutional arrangements, political development, electoral politics,
and public policy. Government spans the
five major subfields of political science: political philosophy, American
politics, public law, comparative politics, and international relations. As a result, the study of government includes
not only the United States but also people and political systems around the
study of government or political science is an important part of a liberal
education. Students will develop their
reading, writing, communication, and analytical skills. They will learn to think carefully and
independently about complex problems.
They will learn to consider both immediate details as well as broader
contexts. They will refine their
understanding of human nature and their ability to work with others. This produces a solid set of skills that
employers highly value, that is flexible, and that will prepare students for a
wide range of careers in public service, including federal, state, and local
government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.
The Department of Public Management and Government offers undergraduate and graduate certificates in Intelligence Studies
MSU also offers minors in Government and Regional Analysis and Public Policy (RAPP).
The Department of Public Management and Government offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships and research assistantships, exciting internship and travel opportunities, and the chance to work closely with distinguished faculty from a wide range of backgrounds.
In addition to providing outstanding undergraduate and graduate education, the faculty and staff in the Department of Public Management and Government conduct research and perform outreach in areas such as national security, foreign policy, international relations, public health, environmental monitoring and restoration, hazards, GIS, political philosophy, public law, intergovernmental relations, federalism, and economic development.
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