Discover GW's Graduate School of Political Management

Understanding how to leverage your passion for a cause or a candidate is only the first step of a successful campaign. At the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, we game out real-world scenarios in the classroom, teaching you the tools of the trade from the masters who wield them best. From consultants, media gurus, pollsters and speechwriters to even former winning candidates themselves, our DC connections will not only serve you in the classroom, but also in campaign offices, legislative suites, and news bureaus that shape the entire political world. Before you win elections, advance legislation and prevail in the battle for public opinion, learn how it’s done best, from the very best. 

Ask some of our alums, who are putting their master’s degrees to work making a difference in the world.

They believe that GSPM’s one of a kind faculty, curriculum, location, and alumni network gave them the tools needed to succeed in the high stakes world of politics and public relations.

The GSPM offers you:

A Front Row Seat in a Global Capital

Located in the heart of Washington, DC and taught by leaders in the field, our students are exposed to politics and public relations in ways that other schools can't match. 

An Education in Politics, Not Policy

At GSPM, we educate you in the practice of applied politics, not policy. You know what you want to do to change the world; we teach you the strategy and tactics of how to do it.

The Opportunity to Engage with Professional Elites

GSPM’s prime location in Washington, D.C. gives us access to an extraordinary cadre of faculty professionals who work in the arenas of politics and public relations.  You will learn from elite practitioners who have successfully applied the latest techniques, skills, and technology in their careers on Capitol Hill, leading PR firms, multi-national corporations, the executive branch, and the private sector.

The Ability to Set Yourself Apart

GSPM’s unique mission as the foremost school of politics and strategic communications is designed to help you stand out and get ahead. It’s a capstone to your career; it’s an introduction to a new line of work; and it’s a way to understand how to build the necessary relationships across the ideological spectrum to get things done.

It's Never Too Late

GSPM students come from all walks of life, but are united by a common desire to use politics and public relations to change the world for the better. It’s never too late to start.

So Is the GSPM for You?

If you’re excited about politics or public relations, interested in changing the world, and ready for a challenge, then the answer is yes.


  Graduate School of Political Management Political Science Master's Public Policy Master's Law School
Credits 33-39 33-39 39-48 83+
Focus Applied Politics, Communications, Advocacy Theory Policy Law
Career Path Advocacy Firms
Campaign Manager
Public Affairs Firms
National Parties
Associations and Trade Groups
Congressional Staff
Elected Office
Multinational Firms
PR Firms
Consulting Agencies
Marketing Firms
Academia Think Tanks Lawyer