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Political Communication is a new MA degree program offered jointly by American University's School of Communication and School of Public Affairs.

Political Communication

Politics is communication. 

Political communication impels political change.  Effect change. Accomplish. Hone speechwriting skills. Conduct political polling. Advance campaign events. Sharpen advocacy communication. Understand journalists. Reach voters and influence decision-makers. Use social media to your advantage. Gain strategic communication skills and applied political knowledge.

Master's Degree in Political Communication

This joint program offered by American University’s School of Communication (SOC) and School of Public Affairs (SPA) provides an understanding of the theory and practice of political institutions as well as the interaction between those institutions, the media and the public. Create, shape, and manage information strategically to guide political communication and integrate new media technologies into the political process. Experience the power of political communication in guiding political change.


Apply through the School of Public Affairs | Apply through the School of Communication