Our faculty and staff are available to guide students towards their career path. We are always excited to meet new students…

– Educators with previous career experience

– Professors that care and guide

– Innovative education resources for easy transition



We’re excited to introduce Dr. George Kieh as Dean of Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs…



We are very happy to introduce many dynamic courses which includes simple outlines and great professors …

– Better designed programs for you

– Online Availability to sources

– Helping Board for easy learning management



The mission of the Department of Political Science is to develop general competencies in students that will allow them to continue their education in either graduate or professional schools upon completion of their undergraduate studies.  Political Science courses are designed to stimulate students to be better citizens through an understanding of the working of the American and other political systems.
Administration of Justice
The mission of the Department of Administration of Justice undergraduate program is to educate students for careers and community service within a diverse urban environment through the development of specialized knowledge and skills needed for effective public service.
Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
The mission of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy department is to train policy-oriented planners and environmental policy analysts for leadership positions in planning and environmental policy-related organizations, with special emphasis on issues of significance to the communities and regions of the Southwest.
TSU MPA Program Reaccredited to 2025.

Below Are Testimonials From Students.

Check out the Youtube videos and watch our students sharing their experiences about our different programs in the mentioned Departments.

Barbara Jordan Institute
The Barbara Jordan Institute for Policy Research (BJI) is a non-partisan and an unbias institution dedicated to research that focuses on finding solutions to the many public policy challenges facing urban communities at the local, regional, national and global scales of governance.

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Forensic Science
The mission of the Forensic Science Learning Lab [FSLL] is to provide education and training for TSU students traditional and non-traditional to prepare them for careers in the field of forensic science, and to provide training opportunities for current practitioners in the field.

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Mickey Leland Center
The mission of the Mickey Leland Center on Hunger, Poverty and World Peace at Texas Southern University is to serve as a state and national resource for information on the problems of global hunger and peace. Most recently this mission has been expanded from The Mickey Leland Center.

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Urban Research and Resource Center
The URRC’s vision is to be a major influential research and resource center for urban issues in the nation by conducting world-class research, scholarship, and publications and developing and pursuing creative effective strategies to enhance knowledge.

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Center For Justice Research
The Center for Justice Research is a nonpartisan research center devoted to data-driven solutions for an equitable criminal justice system. The primary focus is to produce innovative solutions to criminal justice reform efforts by utilizing an experienced group of researchers working to understand and address the current challenges of the criminal justice system.

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School of Public Affairs

Our Vision

The vision of the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs is to become a nationally and internationally recognized school of global and urban affairs dedicated to building and maintaining an intellectually challenging and stimulating educational environment that encourages inquiry, scholarly production, ethical behavior and social growth and discipline.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs is to serve as an urban focused community of learning dedicated to educating professional who will plan and administer environmentally healthy and sustainable communities at the local, state, national and international levels of society.