The Political Science Academy (PSA) is an organization that aims to bring students and faculty together to discuss "the great issues of the day" (from the war on terrorism to gun control) in an informal setting. It is open to all members of the UM-St. Louis community, but is especially aimed at political science students.

PSA sponsors monthly meetings, usually at a political science faculty member's house, in which students and faculty led by a guest speaker discuss a timely topic over refreshments in a casual setting. Aside from fostering lively debate on current issues of local, national, and international importance, the meetings provide a good opportunity for social interaction. PSA meetings are a great chance to meet faculty and fellow students on a personal basis outside the classroom. As you'll soon find out, often Politics is "whom" you know, not just "what" you know. We aim to bring those contacts to the students of UMSL and enrich your experience as a student at UMSL as a result.