The Mark O. Hatfield School of Government is home to PSU’s Criminology & Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Public Administration departments.

Although each program is distinct, their location under one roof affords students the unique opportunity for collaborative multi-disciplinary study. We encourage you to explore the program options of each department and their vast opportunities in undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and continuing education programs. These programs are shaped by three overarching values: the importance of public service, the pursuit of social justice, and the quest for effective innovation in service delivery. 


Criminology & Criminal Justice

Consider these Criminal Justice career opportunities that go beyond law enforcement:

*Making & enforcing the law
*Monitoring organizations that make or enforce the law
*Working to prevent or reduce crime
*Analysis of crime prevention & control approaches

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Political Science

   Wondering what you could do with a degree in Political Science? Here’s what some recent graduates are doing:

*Legislative Aid
*Foreign Service Officer
*Intelligence Analyst
*Political Campaign Manager

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Public Administration

A degree in Public Administration can open up roles where you make a real impact in your community:

*City Management Analyst
*Economic Development
*Economic Diversification Coordinator
*Municipal Budget Director
*Non-Profit Executive Director

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