I was an international student from Canada and I chose Fordham because it offered one of the few applied political science graduate programs in North America of such exceptional calibre.
Completing the ECM program remains the most important decision I have ever made, with regards to my professional and academic development.
The program offers the right balance of political science, theory and applied practitioner courses - we studied everything from election agenda, setting theories, to how to pitch to journalists.
The entire faculty of professors were always very supportive and responsive. In particular, Professor Panagopoulos would go out of his way to meet me in person, or call me back, to address any questions I had.
Not a day goes by when I do not refer back to the literature and teachings I enjoyed as a student. My career continues to grow because of what I learned from my ECM studies.
It is my hope that GSAS continues to support this truly remarkable program, and its dedicated faculty. Please let me know if there is anything further I can do to promote the ECM program.