Chris Matthews at USF
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Master of Public Affairs – Welcome

Applicants may apply after the March 1 deadline on a space available basis.

The Master of Public Affairs (MoPA) provides students with the knowledge, training and skills needed for effective political action by merging hands-on internship experiences with rigorous graduate seminars. The MoPA Program prepares students for career paths in grassroots and community organizing, campaign strategy and management, governmental relations, lobbying and advocacy, strategic communications, government and public agencies, journalism and teaching.


How ‘Microtargeting’ Works in Political Advertising
Ken GoldsteinWhat does your music say about how you vote? Professor Ken Goldstein explains microtargeting on PBS Newshour...

Chris Matthews at USF
Chris MatthewsMSNBC's Chris Matthews teaches MoPA students at USF...

S.F. Ballot for June Primary Unlikely to Excite Many Voters
CoryCook2WebCorey Cook comments on the June 3 primary election...

Too Much Success? San Franciscans Ambivalent on City's Future, USF Poll Finds
Golden Gate Bridge and St. Ignatius churchUSF researchers poll SF residents about the impact of city's economic boom...

"I Have a Dream" Speech 50 Years After
Clarence B. Jones and San Francisco Mayor Edwin LeeSF Mayor honors Clarence B. Jones, the speechwriter and USF teacher...


Events at the McCarthy Center!
Click on the link above for the next event at the Leo T. McCarthy Center.

Join Us at Our Next Open House!
McLaren Center, Room 250
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:00 PM

Public Affairs Professor, Dr. Clarence B. Jones, at the California Senate

Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Art of Advocacy Speechwriting, was honored by the California Senate as an 'unsung hero' of the Civil Rights Movement...