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

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

New York, NY
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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.


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

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. Monika McDermott


Phone: 718-817-3967

GSAS Graduate Inquiry

Phone: 718-817-4419
Fax: 718-817-3566

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Political Science Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 13
    • 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
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    • Master's Degrees Not reported
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48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 37
    • Accepted 18
    • Acceptance Rate 48
    • Enrolled 7
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $70
    • Application Fee - International $70
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
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Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students12
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students12
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Full-time Percentage42%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races17%
    • Unknown or International Student25%


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