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Political Psychology

Arizona State University

12 months
10372 USD/year
10372 USD/year
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Developed as an interdisciplinary program crossing political science and psychology, the Political Psychology MA program from Arizona State University was created to aid in the professional advancement of electoral and issue advocacy campaigns, government and private sector careers, and careers in nonprofit organizations.


Students learn skills necessary to mobilize voters and social movements, advance governmental programs, design successful political communication strategies, and effectively market political candidates for local, state and federal offices.

The program's mission is to educate students in the most recent insights from evidence-based research, prepare students with innovative tools and knowledge that gives them an advantage over their peers, and encourage hands-on training that ensures what they learn inside of the classroom applies outside of the classroom.

Career Opportunities

The Political Psychology MA program from Arizona State University prepares students for a variety of careers in politics and related fields. An understanding of how voters make decisions and behave is crucial for jobs in political campaigns, grassroots organizations and political parties. The communication skills developed in this program could lead to careers in political marketing or advertising. Graduates are also prepared for a variety of jobs in local, state or federal government.

Career examples include:

  • campaign manager
  • campaign strategist
  • community organizer
  • fundraising consultant
  • issue advocacy consultant
  • legislative aide
  • lobbyist
  • media strategist
  • political analyst
  • political marketing manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Psychology 
  • Attitudes and Persuasion 
  • Experimental Design 
  • Environmental Psychology 
  • Social Psychology
  • Interpersonal Relationships 
  • Psychology of Gender 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
Applicants are required to submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • letter of intent or written statement
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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