Distance Learning for Political Professionals

The Bliss Institute offers a nationally recognized, unique curriculum in applied politics essential to professionals serving the Columbus area. Through distance learning technology, students may take advantage of these innovative programs to keep abreast of all current political developments. Courses are designed for busy professionals and programs are available part-time.

There are many advantages for Columbus professionals:

  • Students may complete a Certificate in Applied Politics, a Master of Applied Politics, or take just one course to help jumpstart, enhance, or advance a career; emphasis is placed on the practical application of political techniques and strategies.


  • A range of elective courses are offered to help students specialize in areas of applied politics including lobbying, political communication, polling, and campaign management.


  • Courses provide the most up-to-date skills training for political professionals in the field taught by the major political consultants and faculty experts.


  • Graduates of the courses and of the programs are trained to serve as campaign managers, political consultants, and activists to participate in and run successful local, state, and national candidate and issue campaigns.


  • Courses in applied politics are available to professionals in Columbus through the convenience of distance learning technology to fit busy schedules and eliminate travel time to Akron.


Applied Politics courses are perfect for:

  • Interests Groups
  • Political Action Committees
  • Unions
  • Public Officials
  • Grassroots Organizers
  • Pollsters
  • Policy Analysts
  • Media Consultants
  • Trade Associations
  • Fundraisers
  • Government Workers
  • Political Parties