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Political Science Graduate Programs

Political science Graduate Programs

Rachel Wells, ECM '18, conducting volunteer research and house canvassing in Chappaqua, NY.

Launch or accelerate your career in the fast-paced world of campaign management and public opinion research.

Fordham’s Political Science Department offers two innovative graduate programs that will prepare you to compete professionally in this dynamic sector:

  • The Master of Arts in Elections and Campaign Management is dedicated to providing the training needed to effectively run political campaigns, offering courses in political communication, behavior, finance, ethics, etc. This is one of only a few such programs in the country and our graduates have gone on to successful careers in politics, ranging from running campaigns to running for office.
  • The Advanced Certificate in Public Opinion and Survey Research is designed to teach best practices in survey research for careers in political and public polling. The program also puts theory into practice through the Fordham American Faith Poll, an annual national survey on American culture and faith that functions as a hands-on practicum.