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The Graduate School of Political Management's (GSPM) unparalleled Washington, DC connections mean our students learn not only in the classroom, but in campaign offices, legislative suites, lobbying shops, PR agencies, and news bureaus that shape the world.

GSPM's innovative learning environment brings the professional world of politics, communications, and advocacy into the classroom to create the next generation of citizen leaders.

The school's more than 4,500 talented alumni live and work around the globe as leaders and changemakers in the world of government, politics, public relations, and public affairs.

*On-campus classes will resume in Fall 2021. This will be subject to change in the event of new CDC guidance and/or University regulations.

Sameera Kassam

Sameera Kassam

Political Management, Class of 2018

"What distinguishes GSPM from other programs is the extraordinary diversity of its students. In so many ways, GSPM is its very own global village. It is a community of people who share a common commitment to serving humanity." 

Find Your Master's Program 

Political Management

Are you an aspiring candidate, campaign manager, grassroots advocate, or political consultant? This is the program that will allow you to channel your passion for politics into a career as a political professional. 

Legislative Affairs

The Legislative Affairs degree will teach you what you need to know in order to navigate the halls of Capitol Hill and accomplish your goals as a high-level staffer, government affairs professional, or registered lobbyist. 

Strategic PR

Is the message your medium? Learn how to break through the clutter of the 24-hour news cycle and social media with messages and campaigns that resonate with the public, corporate elites, and political power brokers.


¿Te apasiona la política? Aprende a ganar campañas y liderar en una democracia en nuestro programa. ¡Impartido en línea y completamente en español, esta maestría pone el conocimiento de los mejores consultores en Washington a tu alcance! 

Find Your Graduate Certificate Program

If you're looking for a shorter program to fine-tune your skills, consider one of our graduate certificate programs

Browse Our Class Schedules

See which classes we're offering this Spring.

Learn About the Application Requirements

See the application process page, which includes a step-by-step guide, FAQ's, and a list of what documents are required to apply to the GSPM.

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Visit Our Virtual Open Houses

Learn about our master's programs directly from our professors and alumni on our Virtual Open Houses page