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Policy Advocacy

Arizona State University

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare yourself to directly impact change in our world by developing the skills, abilities and understanding of how our political and legal world operates, and learning both how to create and analyze public policy and how we can be influential and impactful change agents through this unique Policy Advocacy MA program from Arizona State University.


What you will learn

Expertise and knowledge are required to navigate increasingly complex legal, communication, political and policy landscapes, and to effectively create societal change. This has prompted various groups to use professionals to champion concerns and influence opinion, laws and policies ranging from local to international. This Policy Advocacy MA program from Arizona State University is oriented to those interested in acquiring the necessary skills to become effective agents of policy change, and it directly addresses elements of the ASU Charter by creating opportunities to increase the professionalism of individuals who can represent these concerns at all levels.

Ethical, skilled policy advocacy professionals are in demand to represent all sections of society including nonprofit, private and public sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Policy Analysis 
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Policy Restricted Electives 
  • Advocacy, Communication and Change Restricted Electives 
  • Culminating Experience 
  • Applied Project 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • 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.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • two letters of recommendation
  • written statement
  • professional resume
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.


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