MI Public Universities

Michigan Public Universities


Every curated onAir state Hub, like this Michigan onAir Hub at mi.onair.cc, will have at least one onAir Chapter overseeing the moderation of their Hub’s content and discussions.

The onAir Chapters will be associated with major public universities in each state and be lead by students and a faculty advisor. Each lead onAir Chapter will also help to establish affiliated onAir Chapters at public and private universities throughout the state.

We are currently having discussions with students and faculty at University of Michigan to establish and manage the lead onAir Chapter for Alabama onAir. Through its chapters, Alabama onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to  make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.

Go here to learn about US onAir internships.

When the Michigan onAir Council is established,  Council members and Michigan onAir’s Executive Director will work with political science professors and other faculty at the University of Michigan to start Utah’s first onAir chapter. This chapter will be partially modeled on the Democracy Squad chapter at George Mason University.

Through its chapters, Michigan onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to  make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.


The University of Michigan’s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate Michigan onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.

Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.

During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.

Michigan State University

Source: About MSU

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

A top global university, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better world while providing students with life-changing opportunities.

MSU Facts

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Civic Engagement Programs

Source: Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)

In partnership with campus and community, the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) advances community-engaged learning at Michigan State University and prepares students for lifelong civic and social responsibility in an increasingly diverse and complex global society. The Center offers seminars and workshops for faculty members, students, and community partners. In addition to supporting faculty members who teach community engaged learning courses, the Center hosts partnership gatherings and reflection sessions.  The Center also advises service-focused student groups and provides mentorship through scholar programs and service programs and events. In 2018, CCEL celebrated its 50thAnniversary, making it the oldest operating center of its type in the United States.

Web Site: https://communityengagedlearning.msu.edu


Student Government

Source: About ASMSU

Our Mission

The mission of the Associated Students of Michigan State University is to enhance our individual and collective student experience through education, empowerment, and advocacy by dedication to the needs and interests of students. We are passionate about our purpose and the students we serve.

The Associated Students of Michigan State University is the undergraduate Student Government of Michigan State. Our mission is to enhance our individual and collective student experience through education, empowerment and advocacy by dedication to the needs and interests of students.

Services offered through ASMSU include free blue books, interest free loans, iClicker rental, free Red Cedar Log Yearbooks, copy/fax services, insurance plans, test prep courses, as well as the Readership Program which provides free daily New York Times, USA Today, and Detroit Free Press in various locations around campus. ASMSU also offers free legal services, as well as student defenders who can advise on issues related to the University Judicial System. For information regarding ASMSU services, please contact the Vice President for Finance and Operations, at vpfo@asmsu.msu.


Source: Political Science Department

Internship Programs

The Department of Political Science Internship Program is designed to ensure that motivated political science students can take advantage of the academic and professional benefits of a university-recognized internship.  The department offers five internship program options:

Academic Programs

Source: Political Science Department

Undergraduate Program 

Undergraduates in Political Science at Michigan State University have the opportunity to choose from a large selection of course offerings, to conduct research and work with our world-recognized faculty, to study politics and government abroad, and to translate those educational experiences into the real world with five internship and experiential learning programs that range from small town government, city government, state government, law and courts, and national or international government.

Master of Public Policy
Our goal is to give our students the analytic and practical tools to be leaders in their policy careers. Our program prepares students to develop, analyze, and carry out well-grounded and rigorous policies. Combining two highly ranked departments, political science and economics, the MPP program emphasizes training in policy analysis, policy feasibility, and economic and quantitative analysis. MPP graduates seek professional careers in policy analysis, program management, and policy advocacy within the public, private, or non-profit sectors.

PhD Program
The Department of Political Science at Michigan State University considers graduate training to be one of its primary objectives. We invite you to learn more about our program by viewing the information provided on this website or by contacting us directly. We think that you will find our Ph.D. program to be one of the strongest in the nation.

Research Initiatives

Source: Political Science Department

A major goal of our department is to conduct research that furthers our understanding of political phenomena. Our research efforts range from a micro focus on how political stimuli impact how people think about politics to a macro focus on how countries interact in diplomatic relations. Our department has a history of being a political science department at the forefront of research advances in political science and it is our goal to continue that trend.

Estimates published in an American Political Science Association journal from 2019 rank our department as a top 20 research department in terms of both impact and top publications.

The intellectual life of the department is organized around six subfields described below, and these broadly reflect the conceptual and theoretical range of questions addressed in political science. But interdisciplinary and cross-subfield research is encouraged and present as well.


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