Global Public Relations

The Global Public Relations certificate teaches students the strategic and tactical skills needed to craft PR and advocacy campaigns in different regions of the world.

The certificate is designed for working professionals and all classes are held Monday-Thursday evenings at our Arlington campus. Students must also complete one Global Perspective Residency short-term study abroad course. 


The certificate requires completion of six courses (18 credit hours). It can be completed in as little as three terms, or at your own pace. All coursework can be applied towards a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations.


Required Courses (6 courses, 18 credit hours)

PMGT 6402  Applied Communications OR PSPR 6202 Advanced Writing for PR
PMGT 6403  Data and Analytics OR PSPR 6203 Research Methods for PR
PSPR 6204  Media Relations in a Digital World
PSPR 6224 Global Public Relations
PSAD 6200  Global Perspective Residency
Elective Course (1 course, 3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the Strategic PR course listing to complete this graduate certificate. With the program director's approval, you may take an elective from the Strategic Public Relations, Legislative Affairs, or Political Management programs. Some students may elect to take a course at another GW school or college with approval from the program director.

Global Public Relations certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Housed within the Strategic Public Relations program, estimates for tuition and fees for the Global Public Relations Graduate Certificate are below.

Estimated Tuition: $28,275- $30,600

Books and supplies: $600

Application Fee: $80

Matriculation Fee: $200