Dept. of Public Policy & Administration

Upcoming Events

  1. Qualifying (oral) exam for PhD students

    September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
  2. mid-term exam

    September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Homecoming week

    October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Comprehensive Exam for PhD

    October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm
  5. Comprehensive exam for Master Students

    October 19

Student Organizations

Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha is the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Membership in Pi Alpha Alpha is very prestigious and it may be granted to students, alumni, faculty and honorary. Students who wish to become members of the organization must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in public affairs and public administration and/or outstanding public service.

To learn more visit:

For more details contact Dr. Ester Stokes at


Public Policy and Administration Student Association

The Jackson State University Public Policy and Administration Student Association was established to help students focus their attention on national and international public policy issues. The Association serves as a liaison with Administrators/Faculty/Staff of the Program of Public Policy and Administration by addressing concerns of students. The organization also broadens the perspective of Public Policy and its role in academia and professional development through the organization’s involvement in forums and conferences.

For more details contact Dr. Andre Hines, at


Toastmasters International

Public Policy Toastmasters Club # 8689 is part of the Toastmasters International which is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. It offers its members the opportunity to learn to communicate more effectively, to improve their presentation skills, to increase their leadership potential, to increase their self-confidence and become more successful in their careers.

To learn more visit: and

For more details contact Dr. Ester Stokes at