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Fordham University

Program in Elections and Campaign Management

New York, NY

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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

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
8
Accepted
6
Enrolled
38%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic

Student Body

9
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 77.78%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

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

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