Contact & Location


Political Science Department

Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. #205
PHONE: (208) 885-6328
FAX: (208) 885-5102

Mailing Address:
Political Science Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 5102
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

The James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
McClure Center Website

The Capitol Building

About the Departmant of Political Science

The primary mission of the Political Science Department is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education that enables students to analyze, understand and interpret national and international politics, public policy and governmental processes.  Our vision is to produce politically articulate students who are prepared to participate in politics and government as citizens, policy makers, and public servants.  Through basic and applied research in politics and public administration we seek to broaden the base of knowledge about politics and public administration and serve as an information and advisory resource for state and local government agencies and officials. 

The Department of Political Science supports the general goal and objectives of providing a liberal arts education within the land-grant mission of the University of Idaho.  The University of Idaho’s land grant mission embodies an enduring educational philosophy that combines practical and liberal education programs to produce citizen professionals prepared to be the next generation of leaders in Idaho and the nation.