Our Legislative Affairs program will give you a clear understanding of how Congress operates, how procedure shapes outcomes, and how entities like constituents, the executive branch, and lobbyists impact the work of the legislature.
Our courses, held just steps from the Capitol, teach you the latest strategies and tactics. 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.
Our graduates are chiefs of staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, members of the German Bundestag, and state legislators across the country.
Upon completion of the Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs, students will:
1. Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge related to the U.S. Congress, general issues in the legislative arena, and how to effectively advance legislation
2. Hone their oral and written communication skills in both theoretical and technical aspects of legislative affairs
3. Be able to conduct cutting-edge research and engage in effective problem solving by learning critical thinking skills
4. Learn how to work effectively with others, the value of collaborative work, and will understand ethical issues involved in the legislative arena.