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2014 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Join APSA in Washington, DC to address the latest scholarship in political science and to explore this year’s theme “Politics after the Digital Revolution.”

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APSA Governance Reform

The Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform invites comments from all APSA members on its proposed agenda. Comments received by October 1, 2014 will guide the committee in its deliberations.

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Teaching Civic Engagement

With exciting elections this Fall, there is still time to transform class meetings on the elections into additional meaningful learning opportunities with APSA's new book Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen.

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And the Winner Will Be...

APSA hosted a Congressional Briefing on Election Forecasting: What It Is, What It Does, How It's Different. Using scientific methods, political science tries to foresee outcomes — what party or candidate will win and by how much — before they happen.

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Read the entire PS symposium online

About Political Science

Political science is the study of governments, public policies, political processes, and political behavior. Learn more about the wide range of subfields and specialized areas covered and research methods used in political science.


Find upcoming conferences, seminars, workshops, and events in political science and learn about how to take advantage of these experiences.


Teaching is a vital component of our discipline. APSA actively supports quality political science education and greater understanding of cutting-edge teaching approaches, techniques, and methodologies that can be effectively applied in the political science classroom through the following APSA programs and iniatives and efforts by other organzations.


Disseminating research is a core value of the association and a professional activity of a political scientist. Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world. The following resources are offered to highlight research underway in the field and provide resources to political scientists in their research agendas.


A degree in political science opens the door to a vast array of professional careers, both academic and non-academic. Whether you attain a BA, BS, MA, or PhD in political science, you will be exposed to a wide spectrum of skills in your coursework and training valuable in many job settings and industries: critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.


Among APSA's core objectives is diversifying the profession and representing its diversity. APSA offers programs to enhance diversity and to identify and aid students and faculty from under-repesented backgrounds in political science.

Advocacy and Public Engagement

APSA represents the interests and public value of political science. APSA advocacy initiatives aim to provide information about issues and concerns facing the discipline and higher education, including public funding of political science research.

About APSA

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to expand awareness and understanding of politics.

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