Thank you for visiting the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. To learn more about our program, please visit the following pages:
Course Offerings both undergraduate and graduate students.
MPA Program contains detailed information about our Master of Public Administration program, from application to graduation.
Faculty contact information; profiles coming soon.
Past Events feature some of our recent lectures and panels
Bureau of Governmental Affairs is our research arm.
We welcome your questions and inquiries. Do not hesitate to contact our faculty members or main office for more information.
The University of North Dakota Department of Political Science and Public Administration's mission is "to serve the global, national, state, and local community by providing teaching, research, and service." Specifically,
- In its teaching mission, the Department is committed to the liberal arts mission of the university and strives to develop students' communication skills and critical and independent thinking. It also provides professional education to prepare students to assume leadership positions in the public, non-profit, and private spheres because of their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of public service. The Department stresses to students the importance of civic involvement and an understanding of democratic processes and outcomes;
- In its research mission, the Department produces basic research to understand the functioning of the public sector, the role of citizens, and the relationship between the public and private sectors in society. It also produces applied research that contributes to the efficient and effective functioning of the public sector for the improvement of society;
- In its service mission, the Department is committed to contributing to the governance and functioning of the university and using its expertise to benefit the broader communities at the local, state, national, and international levels. The Department also serves its professional community by being active in national and international professional organizations and participating in continuing education activities sponsored by those organizations.