College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Pi Sigma Alpha


Pi Sigma Alpha

The National Political Science Honor Society

John Carroll University

Mu Upsilon Chapter


Pi Sigma Alpha offers scholarships, research, and network opportunities for its members, as well as the potential for academic and community service.

The 2017 deadline to apply is: TBD.
Please complete the following form:

Please note that if your membership is approved, there will be a $45 PSA initiation fee.  

Pi Sigma Alpha Application

  • Students who are not political science majors may be elected to membership, provided that they meet the other requirements and have demonstrated a sincere interest in political science.
  • Students must have maintained an average grade of “B” or higher in all political science courses, and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Students must have maintained general scholarship sufficient to place within the upper third of his or her college class. (Students with less than 60 total credits can find out class rank from the Registrar's Office. Students with more than 60 credits: log into Banner, go to "Registration & Academic Services", click on "Student Records", then "View Student Undergraduate Rank".)
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    Course Requirements: 1) 12 semester hours of work in political science are required, which may include courses in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political thought. 2) At least one course not open to students in the first years of collegiate work is required. 3) The student must have maintained an average grade of “B” or higher in all of the above-named courses.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Andreas Sobisch, Pi Sigma Alpha Advisor, at