About the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

As a bipartisan research and teaching institute dedicated to applied politics and increasing understanding of campaigns, The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron is a premier source for insight into political parties, grassroots activity and ethical behavior among politicians. As a featured asset of a polytechnic university, the Bliss Institute combines active classroom learning with in-the-field experiences in ways that provide students the skills employers value.

In conjunction with the Political Science Department, the Bliss Institute offers a wide range of classes and academic opportunities for undergraduate and graduate studies, including our nationally recognized internship program.