Graduate Certificate in PACs and Political Management

This unique graduate certificate teaches the fundamentals required to effectively run an organization's Political Action Committee (PAC). The challenges of coordinated political action and campaign finance uncertainty make it more important than ever that professionally trained and savvy leaders manage PACs. The program is designed to give PAC managers the skills necessary to successfully tackle the daunting realities of political finance and action.

Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 15 credits, including 3 credits in a required course and 12 credits in elective courses.

Required
LGAF 6234PACs and Congress
Electives
Two political management courses selected from the following:
PMGT 6454Fundraising and Budgeting
PMGT 6221Fundraising for Organizations
PMGT 6412Issues Management
PMGT 6410Grassroots Engagement
PMGT 6450Rules, Laws, and Strategy
Two legislative affairs courses selected from the following:
LGAF 6202Legislative Politics
LGAF 6222Parties and Elections
LGAF 6224Interest Group Politics
LGAF 6260Special Topics: Domestic Policy

See CPS regulations for additional information regarding enrollment status and time limits.