Digital Politics

Digital tools such as web advertising, microtargeting, online fundraising, and social media have become central to success in politics. The Digital Politics certificate teaches professionals how to master the world of online engagement and financial development.

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 completion of six courses (18 credit hours). It can be completed in as little as three terms, or at your own pace.  All coursework can be applied towards a Political Management master’s degree.


Required Courses (3 courses, 9 credit hours)

PMGT 6402 Applied Political Communications
PMGT 6403 Political Data and Analytics
PMGT 6452 Digital Strategy

Elective Course (3 courses, 9 credit hours)

PMGT 6440 Targeting and Voter Contact
PMGT 6468 Digital Advertising and Action
PMGT 6470 Digital Content Creation
PMGT 6472 Maximizing Social Media

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Estimated Tuition and fees

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

Tuition: $31,770

Books and supplies: $600

Application Fee: $80

Matriculation Fee: $200