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Program in Elections and Campaign Management Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fordham University

  • New York, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 37%63%
    student ratio
  • 30
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 90%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered

Overview

Fordham's M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management Trains Political Campaign Professionals

Fordham's graduate-level training program for elections and campaign management teaches students powerful skills in politics and political marketing, including polling, fundraising, media management, and technology.

Armed with M.A. degrees in Elections and Campaign Management, graduates are hired for senior-level positions in leading political consulting firms, on national and state-level political campaigns, in media networks, and in organizations that promote civic engagement and participation in politics in New York City, across the U.S., and around the world.

Students who complete the program are among the best-trained political campaign professionals in the world. They go on to influence directly who is elected, who governs, and who leads.

Training a New Breed of Political Consultants with Fordham's Elections and Campaign Management M.A. Program

Every year, Americans go to the polls to elect over 500,000 public officials. In the past few decades, America has seen revolutionary changes in the democratic process of political campaigning. A special, new breed of savvy political consultants is now at the forefront of modern campaigns and elections. Fordham's rigorous training for the M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management degree program meets the growing need for ethical and professional leaders who perform political consulting.

One of the most distinctive master's degrees at Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Science, the elections and campaign management program attracts exceptionally high-caliber students with professional experience in a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds such as political science, communications, business administration and management, history, economics, sociology and psychology, and politics from New York and other areas.

Faculty of Renowned Professionals in Elections and Campaign Management Master's Program

The interdisciplinary M.A. program in elections and campaign management has established Fordham as an epicenter for the study of democracy and electoral politics in New York City. As such, the program has successfully recruited nationally recognized and renowned professionals to the cross-disciplinary faculty members.

The faculty members' work is widely known in the fields of political behavior and institutions. Leading experts with extensive experience working in local, state, and national political campaigns provide instruction in applied courses. Master's students enjoy stimulating interactions with the faculty members and their advisers while they learn and hone skills that will help them to establish, promote, and sustain democratic principles throughout the world.

As a result of Fordham University's commitment to mentorship that unites the graduate community, students in the elections and campaign management program can expect to build lifelong bonds and enduring relationships with their colleagues and instructors.

Fordham University's Interdisciplinary M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management Degree Program is a Year of Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Training

Fordham's unparalleled master's program in elections and campaign management is a 1 year interdisciplinary program that provides a comprehensive introduction to both the theoretical and practical tools necessary to excel at managing political campaigns. Rigorous multidisciplinary instruction in voting behavior, candidate strategy, analysis of survey data, and media management is provided by leading academics and top industry professionals -- all in the heart of New York City.

This program collaborates with the university's acclaimed Political Science Department to give students a 360-degree view of the world of politics and campaigning. Graduate students learn vital skills in political marketing, skills such as polling, fundraising, electoral politics, political science, media management, and technology -- skills that make the difference between a political campaign's success or failure.

The program is designed as a comprehensive, 1 year introduction to both the theoretical and practical tools necessary to excel at managing political campaigns. Rigorous multidisciplinary instruction in voting behavior, candidate strategy, analysis of survey data, and media management is provided by leading academics and top industry professionals -- all in the heart of New York City.

Graduate students enjoy a robust 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 30-credit program consists of 7 core courses and 2 electives and also requires a professional internship at a political consulting firm or a campaign organization.

Fordham's Graduate Program Gives Students the Skills to Excel at Political Campaign Management

The 1 year elections and campaign management program covers both the theoretical and practical tools that are necessary for excelling at managing political campaigns. Rigorous multidisciplinary courses focus on voting behavior, candidate strategy, analysis of survey data, and media management.

Examples of required courses include: "American Political Behavior," "Introduction to Quantitative Analysis," "Fundamentals of Political Campaign Management," and "Campaign Finances and Ethics." Elective choices include courses such as "Crisis and Issues Management," "Grassroots Mobilization," "Political Advertising," and "Promotion and Political Campaigns in Emerging Democracy."

An Independent University in the Jesuit Tradition

Historic Fordham University is an independent university in the Jesuit tradition with its original Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, and 3 additional campuses in Manhattan's Lincoln Center, Westchester County, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, New York. Elections and campaign management courses are held at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses.

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Location & Contact

Program in Elections and Campaign Management

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Fordham University

441 East Fordham Road
New York, NY 10458
United States

Dr. Costas Panagopoulos

Director

Phone: 718-817-3967
Email: cpanagopoulos@fordham.edu

Ms. Bernadette Valentino-Morrison

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-817-4419
Fax: 718-817-3566
Email: valentinomor@fordham.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Political Science Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 17
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

90% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 21
    • Accepted 19
    • Acceptance Rate 90
    • Enrolled 10
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $70
    • Application Fee - International $70
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students30
    • Female Percentage37%
    • Male Percentage63%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students30
    • Part-time Percentage77%
    • Full-time Percentage23%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino12%
    • Black / African American27%
    • White / Caucasian62%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown-1%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%


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