Political Science Study Program (PSP) was established in 1980 and two other study programs, International Relations and Government studies, under the department of Government and Political science in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. In 1996, in line with the organizational changes of Universitas Hasanuddin, the PSP had its organizational structure led by the head of the study program although it was still under the coordination of the Department of Political Science and government. In 2019, PSP officially Independently.
Since 2008, PSP had received the accreditation from the national accreditation agency for higher education and obtained an „A‟ score. The score was maintained in the second and also in the third assessment in 2018.