Admissions & Aid

The Graduate School of Political Management offers a variety of programs to help you advance your career.

We also offer a variety of ways to finance your education. Our admissions experts will help you navigate the application process and financial aid opportunities.



Spring Deadline

Admission Deadline for International Students: September 1

Priority Deadline for Financial Aid: October 1

Admission Deadline: November 15


Priority Deadline for Financial Aid: March 1

Admission Deadline: April 15


Admission Deadline for International Students: May 1

Priority Deadline for Financial Aid: May 1

Admission Deadline: June 15

Completing your application by the Priority Deadline for Financial Aid will ensure that your loan funds (Federal Stafford, Graduate PLUS, and/or alternative loan funding) will arrive at the beginning of the requested semester. Applicants are still eligible for acceptance until the Admission Deadline.

Apply to our on-campus programs

Apply to our online Political Management Program

Apply to our online Strategic PR Program

Tuition and Financial Aid

Our master's degrees and graduate certificate costs vary depending on the location and format of your program. We have several financial aid options available to potential students. Learn more about how to finance your education. 


Dual Degree and Non-Degree Applications

In addition to our master's degree and certificate programs, we offer two additional ways to experience the benefits of a GSPM education: dual degree and non-degree. 

Dual degree programs allow current GW sudents the opportunity to combine their undergraduate and graduate studies to save time and money. Students interested in our dual degree programs. 

Non-degree coursework allows individuals the opportunity to sharpen their professional skills or sample GSPM offerings before fully enrolling in a master’s or certificate program.


Samantha Joy Fay

Samantha Joy Fay

Political Management, Class of 2017

"GSPM gave me the practical, real-world skills I needed to be a high-impact player in my field. When your professors are political players at the top of their game, you can have 100 percent confidence in the value of your degree.”