The Master of Arts in Public Leadership is a 32-unit program that uses a hybrid approach, combining online courses with five on-site seminars. Students have the option of completing the program in either one or two years.
Students learn how to target, develop, and deliver political messages. The curriculum includes courses in ethics, leadership, and public policy, preparing students for ethical and informed public service.
During the capstone project, students create an in-depth plan combining their work in the program with their goals for service. This can take many forms, from a campaign plan for a district or state election to a strategic plan for a non-profit. Students are required to present their capstone to thought leaders and practitioners from the campaign, media, and non-profit spheres.