Community Advocacy

The graduate certificate in Community Advocacy is designed for public affairs and advocacy professionals interested in updating their digital communications and grassroots organizing skills. Students in the program learn to understand and employ grassroots techniques to mobilize citizens to seek policy outcomes at the state and local levels. They also learn how to generate digital content and create social media campaigns on behalf of their professional affiliation or organization.

Timing and Location

The certificate is designed for working professionals and all classes are held Monday-Thursday evenings at our Foggy Bottom campus.


The certificate requires the completion of four courses (12 credit hours). It can be completed in as little as two terms, or at your own pace. All coursework can be applied toward a Political Management master’s degree.


Required Courses (4 courses, 12 credit hours)

PMGT 6402 Applied Political Communications
PMGT 6410 Grassroots Engagement
PMGT 6470 Digital Content Creation
PMGT 6472 Maximizing Social Media

Estimated Tuition and fees

Housed within the Political Management program, estimates for tuition and fees for the Community Advocacy Graduate Certificate are below.

Tuition: $21,180

Books and supplies: $600

Application Fee: $80

Matriculation Fee: $200