Develop your skills in electoral politics and public diplomacy in local, national, and international politics, advocacy, and public affairs with Emerson’s Political Communication (MA). Learn to create and execute political, social advocacy, and public diplomacy campaigns. Critically analyze key debates and issues of public and political communication, the communication essentials needed to run a campaign, and more.

Now more than ever strategic communication professionals are essential to address the challenges of governmental, nonprofit, political, and advocacy organizations locally and globally. Given our rich tradition as the first Department of Communication in the U.S., our students are passionate about politics, social justice and embrace the power, art, and ethics of communication as the essential trait of the effective change agent in shaping politics and public opinion. Gain expertise in digital persuasion strategies, speech writing, and public opinion analysis.