North Carolina Political Science Association
The Department of Political Science at Methodist University is an institutional member of the North Carolina Political Science Association. MU faculty have served in various executive leadership positions within the NCPSA, including Dr. Frank Trapp, who is a past president of the association.
Students in the department attend conferences and participate in best research paper competitions sponsored by the NCPSA. In fact, two former MU Political Science students won the Troutman-Rainy Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper.