Midwest Political Science Association

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Midwest Political Science Association
MPSA at the Historic Palmer House Hotel in Chicago.jpg
MPSA at the Historic Palmer House Hotel in Chicago
Abbreviation MPSA
Formation 1939
Purpose The purposes of the MPSA are to promote the professional study and teaching of political science, to facilitate communications between those engaged in such study, and to develop standards for and encourage research in theoretical and practical political problems. As such, MPSA is a nonpartisan association. It does not support political parties or candidates.
Headquarters Bloomington, Indiana
Coordinates 39°09′59″N 86°32′03″W / 39.166287°N 86.534238°W / 39.166287; -86.534238
Region served
United States
Official language
Main organ
Affiliations Consortium of Social Science Associations, Member
Website www.mpsanet.org

The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)[1] is a professional association of political science scholars and students in the United States. It was founded in 1939, and publishes the American Journal of Political Science in conjunction with Rice University.

In April of each year, the MPSA holds one of the largest political science conferences in the United States. In 2013, more than 5,700 presenters presented almost 4,700 papers at the conference.[2] Traditionally, the MPSA Conference is held in Chicago, Illinois at the historic Palmer House Hilton.



  1. ^ "Midwest Political Science Association official website". Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ "MPSA Conference". Retrieved 17 September 2012.

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