Legislative Affairs

For more than 40 years, the Legislative Affairs master’s program has helped launch and enhance careers in legislatures in the United States and around the world. To succeed on the Hill, professionals need a clear understanding of how Congress operates, how procedure shapes outcomes, and how entities like the executive branch, lobbyists, and constituents influence the work of the legislature. Our graduates are chiefs of staff for U.S. Senators, Congressmen, and members of the German Bundestag.


Our prestigious program is the only master’s degree exclusively devoted to the study of applied politics in the legislative endeavor, offering students the perspective of both political scholars and working professionals. The mix of academic rigor and applied skills gives our students an education that sets them up for successful careers in any legislative arena.


Our distinguished faculty includes instructors who spend their days working on the Hill and their evenings teaching. In recent years, two current members of the U.S. House of Representatives have taught complete courses as GSPM professors.