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THE PROFESSIONAL DEGREE FOR POLITICS
Today’s politics demands professionals. Whether at the ballot box or in the halls of government, adept political management separates winners from losers. We teach students the strategies, tactics, and mechanics that get results in politics.
EDUCATORS WITH EXPERIENCE
Our faculty are more than professors—they are recognized political practitioners who have worked to elect presidents, senators, representatives, and governors. They have developed advocacy initiatives, managed national organizations, molded public opinion, crafted laws, and consulted for candidates and corporations.
OUR ALUMNI ARE POLITICAL LEADERS
Upon graduation, our students are ready to lead, create, and achieve. Our alumni are campaign managers for U.S. Presidential and Senatorial candidates, as well as national leaders and senior staff around the world. They lead advocacy organizations like Emily’s List and associations like the National Association of Counties.
The program is designed to help students meet specific career goals. Students may choose to focus their coursework in one of the following areas, or work with the program director to select courses from several areas to meet individual aspirations.
Applied Proficiencies: If you are interested in becoming a pollster, communications consultant, or fundraiser, the Applied Proficiencies cluster will provide the flexibility to customize and hone important skills in a specific area. And, with the permission of the program director, students may design a three-course sequence that includes courses from each concentration.
Advocacy Politics: If you want to pursue a career in lobbying, grassroots organizing, public affairs, or non-profit operations, the Advocacy Politics cluster will teaches the skills needed to immediately start shaping policy outcomes.
Electoral Politics: If you interested in running for political office or planning to manage political campaigns, the Electoral Politics cluster offers a solid foundation for success at the local, national or international level.