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The Program

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The Master's Program in Public Affairs is a two-year, 36-unit program that is completed in four semesters. There are no classes held in the summer.

Sample Timeline
Year One Year Two
Fall Semester Fall Semester
Proseminar in Applied American Politics (Core)
Strategic Communications (Elective)
Writing for Public Affairs Professionals (Core)
Race, Organizing and Political Power (Elective)
Campaign Organization and Management (Elective)
Urban Public Policy (Elective)
Spring Semester Spring Semester
Public Affairs and Applied Democratic Theory (Core)
Non-profits and Public Policy (Elective)
Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs (Core)
Master’s Capstone Project (Core)
Grassroots Advocacy and Mobilization (Elective)
Leadership for the Common Good (Core)
Summer  
Internship for no credit (Optional)  

Program of Study

The 36-unit program of study includes the following four requirements:

  • Public Affairs Internship - A unique and key feature of the program is the Public Affairs Internship. Students work with program staff to secure a full-time, graduate-level internship in their interest area.  The internship may be completed either during the summer between a student's first and second year in the program (for no credit), or during their second year in the program (for 3 units).
  • Core Graduate Courses (see Courses  for details) - Students complete six core graduate courses (3 units each). Total of 18 units.
  • Elective Courses (see Courses for details) - Students complete five elective courses (3 units each) from a range of elective courses. Total of 15 units.
  • Master's Capstone Project (see Courses for details). 3 units.