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The Master of Political Communication

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Political wonks message with knowledge, confidence and impact.

Masters in Political Communication

Whether you want to be a communications director on a presidential campaign, a media consultant devising national grassroots outreach, or a leading public affairs strategist guiding your client through a crisis, the Master's degree in Political Communication is for you. Taught by leaders in their fields, this degree prepares you to navigate the exciting and changing landscape of politics and communication and gives you the necessary tools to make a difference today.

Combining the expertise and scholarship from the Schools of Public Affairs and Communication, this degree provides you with the skills and knowledge from today’s leading practitioners.

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