Program Details

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 campaign plan for a district or state. Students are required to complete a candidate interview similar to those conducted by various policy and political organizations and media outlets.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Schedule

The three-semester schedule includes two eight-week sessions during the fall and spring, and a twelve-week session during the summer. Students travel to San Francisco and/or Washington, D.C. at the beginning of each session to attend core classes and specialized workshops.

 

+ COURSE CALENDAR

2018

Aug 18-19: August Intersession

Aug 20: Fall Session (a) begins

Oct 12: Fall Session (a) ends

Oct 20-21: October Intersession (Optional)

Oct 22: Fall Session (b) begins

Dec 21: Fall Session (b) ends

2019

Jan 12-13: January Intersession

Jan 14: Spring Session (a) begins

Mar 8: Spring Session (a) ends

Mar 16-17: March Intersession

Mar 18: Spring Session (b) begins

May 10: Spring Session (b) ends

May 11-12: May Intersession

May 20: Summer Session begins

Aug 9: Summer Session ends

Aug 17-18: August Intersession

Aug 19: Fall Session (a) begins

Oct 11: Fall Session (a) ends

Oct 19-20: October Intersession (Optional)

Oct 21: Fall Session (b) begins

Dec 20: Fall Session (b) ends

 

+ SAMPLE PROGRAM TIMELINES

The following courses are currently under review and subject to change.

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