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.
Political communication graduates will be prepared to pursue careers as politicians, policy-makers, political communication strategists, and campaign executives.
"So much of American politics today is built on two essential pillars: knowing how the political system works, and appreciating the subtleties and strategies of political communication. For anyone entering politics, this is a degree that will bestow knowledge, influence, and strategic inspiration."
- Lenny Steinhorn, Professor of the Public Communication Program