Welcome to the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

This website provides information and background material pertaining to faculty, staff, current and prospective students, and visitors. The political science department offers a bachelor of arts degree in political science, a master of public administration, and, in collaboration with other departments, a Ph.D. in Public Policy.  Using this website, you can review the degree requirements for the undergraduate program; access information about the Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program and the Ph.D. in Public Policy; get acquainted with the faculty, staff, and chair; and browse through useful information on advising, organizations, internships, and much more.

You may reach the main office at 704-687-5930 or visit us in Fretwell 440 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Dr. Beth Whitaker Bank of America Teaching Award Finalist

Professor Beth Whitaker has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. This award honors outstanding teachers at UNC Charlotte and represents an example of the University's commitment to excellence in teaching. The five finalists for this year's award will be honored at a ceremony in September 2015 and the recipient will be...


Faculty, Alum Co-Led APSA Sponsored Africa Workshop

Professor Beth Whitaker and her colleagues John Clark (Florida International University), Pamela Mbabazi (Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda), and Kennedy Mkutu (United States International University, Kenya) co-led the 2015 American Political...

Recently Published Faculty Books

The UNC Charlotte Political Science and Public Administration Faculty have published a variety of books recently, including the following:

In July 2015 Greg Weeks published the second edition of his textbook U.S. and Latin American Relations with Wiley. It was completely updated and includes a new chapter on the response to U.S. hegemony in Latin America.

In...


Faculty Awarded DoD Grant

Professor Maureen Brown and Zachary Mohr were awarded a research grant as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Basic and Applied Scientific Research in conjunction with the Naval Post Graduate School's FY14 Acquisition Research Program.  The purpose of the grant is to analyze cross-organizational network contagion and performance.  The total funding provided by the grant is $116,...