Elections and Campaign Management (M.A.)

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.

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
EARNED MEDIA STRATEGIES
DATA ANALYTICS FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
SPECIAL TOPICS: CAMPAIGNS
Total Credits30