The College of Political Science was founded, at the beginning, as an independent department within the college of Law and Politics in 1985. Two groups graduated from this department, the first one in the study year 1988-1989 and the second one in 1989-1990. After that, students’ admittance was halted for the incapability of establishing an independent college of political science at that time.The department of Political Science was reopened in accordance with the university decree, numbered (1/8/5273) and dated on 28/6/2000, under the same name (Department of Political Science) and within the College of Law and Politics too. Study in this department continued for two successive years. After that, the department was developed into a self independent college (College of Political Science), to be added to Mosul University college deaneries, in accordance with the university decree, numbered (1/8/5313) and dated on 28/5/2002, occupying the sequence (19). The College of Political Science currently includes two branches: International Relations and Public Policy.