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Overview

Learn to Manage Successful Political Campaigns

Fordham's Elections and Campaign Management one-year master's degree program will prepare students for senior-level positions and provide all of the tools they'll need to effectively manage political campaigns.

Courses are taught by leading academics and political consultants who have extensive experience in local, state, and national elections. Faculty will connect students with top campaigns, consulting and media firms, and other political organizations, allowing them to build impressive professional networks and gain practical experience in New York City, where there is no shortage of important elections and charismatic politicians. 

Program Highlights

  • Technical skills in quantitative analysis, data analytics, and survey research
  • Deep understanding of voting behavior, polling, campaign strategy, technology and social media, campaign finance and ethics, and PR and marketing communications
  • Recent internship placements include Bill de Blasio for NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg for NYC Mayor, Hillary Clinton for President, Fox News, and NBC News

Evening courses are offered at Fordham's Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses.

Careers

Fordham's highly skilled alumni have gone on to work for mayoral campaigns, the City of New York, State Assembly offices, State Senate offices, Organizing for America, NBC News, the Harris Poll, Global Strategy Group, and more.

Positions include:

  • Political consultant
  • Campaign manager
  • Campaign field organizer
  • Constituent liaison
  • TV news producer
  • Research data analyst
  • Communications director
  • PR consultant

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 7

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
15
Accepted
8
Enrolled
83%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic

Student Body

15
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20%
Black or African American 13.33%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 6.67%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Location & Contact

Address 441 East Fordham Road
New York, NY  10458
United States
Contact Dr. Monika McDermott
Director
Email: mmcdermott@fordham.edu
Phone: 718-817-3963