About the George Washington University

George Washington University

The George Washington University (GW) is a thriving academic institution, located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Chartered by the United States Congress in 1821, GW has remained the largest higher education institution in the capital city for more than 180 years. In this hub of both national and international power and influence, GW helps to shape the leaders who benefit and serve the global community.

The George Washington University upholds a tradition of excellence in academics, as noted by the consistent recognition awarded to GW by distinguished publications such as U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), Princeton Review and Forbes. GSPM’s unique status as the first and foremost school of applied politics and strategic communications is reinforced by other GW schools being ranked by USNWR as #2 amongst Part-Time Law Schools, #10 in Public Management Administration, #19 in Public Policy Analysis, #21 amongst all Law Schools, #21 in Public Finance & Budget, and #36 in Political Science.

About the College of Professional Studies

The Graduate School of Political Management is housed in the College of Professional Studies (CPS).  The programs of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) are designed with the requirements of adult learners and working professionals in mind. CPS offers undergraduate and graduate programs that address the competency requirements of adults working in emerging and rapidly changing professions. The College's innovative programs are typically co-developed through collaboration among University content specialists and outside partners - government agencies, professional associations, consulting organizations, and business and industry leaders.