Graduate School of Political Management

The Graduate School of Political Management, through the College of Professional Studies, offers the master of professional studies in the fields of political management, legislative affairs, strategic public relations, and advocacy in a global environment. Each program has a prerequisite of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum B grade-point average from an accredited college or university and is subject to the CPS regulations that appear under the respective programs. In addition, graduate certificate programs are offered in campaign strategy, digital politics, community advocacy, public relations, PACs and political management, and global public relations. The master of professional studies in political communication and governance; and graduate certificates in both political management and strategic governance, and strategic communications and campaigns are offered in Spanish to closed cohorts of students in Latin America and in Spain.

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office