The Arkansas Political Science Association (ArkPSA) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Arkansas. The Association’s membership includes university and secondary political science educators, graduate and undergraduate students, practitioners, and others interested in the scientific study of government and politics. The Association also publishes a refereed journal at least once each year – the Midsouth Political Science Review (MPSR).
The Arkansas Political Science Association was originally established at the University of Central Arkansas on March 1, 1974. Dr. Robert McChesney of the University of Central Arkansas was elected as the first president of the Association. President Daniel Grant’s (Ouachita Baptist University) speech, Political Science in Arkansas: Problems and Opportunities, was delivered during the inaugural meeting of the Association at UCA on March 1, 1974.