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Master of Arts in Elections and Campaign Management

Thank you for your interest in the M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management. The program has been placed on hiatus and will not be accepting applications.

GSAS Elections and Campaign Management

Influence who’s elected and who governs by taking a leadership role in political campaign management. Fordham’s Elections and Campaign Management degree program will prepare you for senior-level positions and provide all of the tools you’ll need to effectively manage political campaigns.

Our faculty will connect you with top campaigns, consulting and media firms, and other political organizations. You’ll have the opportunity to build impressive professional networks and gain practical experience right here in the hotbed of politics—New York City.

Program Basics

  • Designed as a one-year program for full-time students
  • Students may attend on a part-time basis
  • Evening courses offered at both Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses
  • Curriculum requires seven core courses, two electives, and a professional-level internship with a political consulting firm or campaign organization

Program Highlights

  • Technical skills in quantitative analysis, data analytics, and survey research
  • Deep understanding of voting behavior, polling, campaign strategy, technology and social media, campaign finance and ethics, and PR and marketing communications
  • Courses taught by leading academics and political consultants who have extensive experience in local, state, and national campaigns
  • Recent internship placements include Bill de Blasio for NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg for NYC Mayor, Hillary Clinton for President, Fox News, and NBC News

Careers

Our highly skilled alumni have gone on to work on both sides of the aisle for organizations such as Global Strategies Group, Red Horse Strategies and Hines Digital. And they have branched out both internationally to cities like Paris, Hong Kong, and Madrid, as well as made careers here in our own backyard, working for offices like the Suffolk County Executive and the NY City Council among others.

Positions include:

  • Political consultant
  • Campaign manager
  • Campaign field organizer
  • Constituent liaison
  • TV news producer
  • Research data analyst
  • Communications director
  • PR consultant