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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.
|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)
|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)
|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.