Master of Professional Studies in the Field of Advocacy in the Global Environment

The Master of Professional Studies in the field of advocacy in the global environment offers innovative experiential learning opportunities for professionals involved in all aspects of global politics and advocacy, from lobbying to strategic public relations, campaigns, and influence building. The program can be completed in as little as one year; however, the usual pace is two courses per semester over two years. Twelve credits of coursework are dedicated to the global immersion residencies in regions around the globe: North America (Washington, D.C.), Europe (Brussels), Middle East and Africa (Istanbul), Asia (Hong Kong), and Latin America (São Paulo).

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 39 credits, including 21 credits in required courses, 12 credits in global residencies, and 6 credits in elective courses.

Requirements for the major:
Core courses
PSAD 6225Fundamentals of Global Political Management
PMGT 6403Political Data and Analytics
PMGT 6402Applied Political Communications
PMGT 6404Principled Political Leadership
PSAD 6240Global Advocacy: Strategies, Tools, and Tactics
or PSAD 6270 International Public Relations and Global Advocacy
PSAD 6250Cultural Aspects of Global Engagement
PSAD 6260Comparative Political Management Environments
Four global residences
PSAD 6200Global Perspective Residencies
Six credits of electives selected in consultation with advisor*

*Electives may be chosen from course offerings of the Legislative Affairs, Strategic Public Relations, or Political Management programs. Some students may take courses in the Elliott School of International Affairs, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, the School of Business, or create an independent study course with the permission of the program director and approval of the director.

Scholarship Requirements

A grade-point average of 3.0 is required for award of a master's degree. Students who receive a grade of C in more than 6 credits are subject to suspension. Students who receive a grade of F must confer with the dean before enrollment for further coursework is allowed. See CPS regulations for additional information regarding enrollment status and time limits .

Professors M. Kennedy

Associate Professors M. Cornfield, S. Billet, L. Parnell, S. Wiley