Elections and Campaign Management (M.A.)

The M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management program has been placed on hiatus and will not be accepting applications at this time.

Students enrolled in the Master’s Program in Elections and Campaign Management at Fordham University follow a curriculum that balances core technical courses in quantitative analysis and survey research with political science courses that cover central subjects in electoral behavior, political institutions, communication, and ethics. The program requires completion of 30 credits, including 7 courses in the major, 2 electives, and completion of an internship. Students are required to complete a professional-level internship in a political consulting firm or a campaign organization.

CIP Code

45.1002 - American Government and Politics (United States).

You can use the CIP code to learn more about career paths associated with this field of study and, for international students, possible post-graduation visa extensions. Learn more about CIP codes and other information resources.

Course Title Credits
POSC 5100American Political Behavior3
POSC 5130Political Institutions and Processes3
POSC 5250Introduction to Quantitative Analysis3
POSC 5238Strategies of Political Communication3
POSC 5240Fundamentals of Political Campaign Management3
POSC 5243Campaign Finance and Ethics3
POSC 5251Political Survey Research3
POSC 5244Elections and Campaign Management Internship3
Two elective courses, for example: 16
Political Communications: Earned Media In the Age of Digital and Social Media Boom
Data Analytics for Political Campaigns
Special Topics: Campaigns
Total Credits30

Students may also enroll in related elective courses offered in the Political Science, Communications, History, Business, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology departments with the approval of the program director.