Welcome to the Department of
Political Science & International Relations

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Our Political Science and International Relations faculty and degree programs help to prepare students for a wide range of careers in government, law, public service, public affairs, international affairs, non-governmental organizations, and education, and prepare students for advanced degrees in these areas.

Degree Programs and Concentrations

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at MTSU offers undergraduate degrees in Political Science (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) as well as in International Relations (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science). We also offer a graduate degree, the Master of Arts in International Affairs.

Political ScienceInternational RelationsM.A. in International Affairs

Political Science concentrations in Pre-Law, Public Policy and Management, and Teaching Licensure are available, or students may maintain a general focus.

Pre-LawPublic Policy and Management


are offered in:

Political Science
International Relations
Paralegal Studies
Political and Civic Engagement 
Political and Social Thought
Public Policy and Management 

The Department also coordinates several interdisciplinary minors:

Urban Studies Russian Studies African Studies


The faculty of the Department of Political Science and International Relations is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty members and instructors work hard to provide you with an exceptional undergraduate education that combines traditional classroom experiences with applied and practical training, as well as relevant experience through fieldwork, internships, and active student organizations.

If you have any questions concerning our programs, please do not hesitate to email us at PSIR@mtsu.edu or contact me directly.

-- Dr. Amy Atchison, Chair


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Virtual Mentoring Program



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