Navigate the pages on the left to learn about admissions procedures and information for your specific interests.
Our undergraduate admissions process is open to all students who would like to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Communication or Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Master of Arts degree in Media and Public Affairs offers students the opportunity to study strategic political communication applied to domestic and international issues. SMPA also offers, jointly with the Elliott School of International Affairs, a Master of Arts degree in Global Communication.
SMPA offers two combined degree programs for students who wish to pursue the study of strategic political communication or strategic political management in greater depth at the Master's level. These programs are begun during the senior year of students' undergraduate careers.
Like freshmen, students transferring from other universities may apply to become an SMPA major at the same time as their application to GW. They may also apply as sophomores directly to SMPA. Visit the GW Transfer Admission page for more information.