GW’s Response to COVID-19

The health and safety of the GW community is a top priority for the University. GW will continue working with local, state, and federal public health officials to monitor the situation and respond appropriately. Please continue to monitor our resources for updates and information

 


Our Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

Students can apply to major in either Journalism and Mass Communication or Political Communication. Both programs offer a critical mix of theory and practice to understand the rapidly evolving media environment. We also offer a minor in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs prepare students for the evolving communications landscape with a combination of core courses in theory and media skills. Students develop a tailored foundation for careers in advocacy, government, media relations, public opinion, journalism or academia.


Samantha Cookinham

Samantha Cookinham

B.A. 2020, Journalism and Mass Communication

"SMPA has shaped me as a journalist through exclusive internships and events, learning from top professors and alumni in the industry, involvement in student organizations, and the SMPA and GW community as a whole. I have learned skills that have allowed me to grow professionally and stand out in the field to advance my career."


News and Events

Media and Protest

 

Join us on October 8 at 6pm for this timley conversation on news coverage of the social uprising during the summer of 2020 that swept the nation and the world. Register today!

 


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SMPA Alumna is Giving Platform for Change  

Zinhle Essamuah, BA ’15, MA ’17 is an award-winning writer, reporter and filmmaker who works for NowThis. She is at the forefront of newsroom coverage, interviewing many of the activists and political leaders who came to the limelight amid initial Black Lives Matter protests. 


The thought of getting back into the space of academia after having graduated college two and a half years ago was both exciting but also daunting. I questioned whether I'd be able to continue to work full-time as I pursue my Master's degree. But, after my very first semester, I realized how supported I was. SMPA's faculty and staff encouraged me every bit of the way and made it possible for me to continue my education at the George Washington University. We are certainly our own community among the greater umbrella that is George Washington, and we do our best to foster a culture that supports one another, but also keeps each other accountable, essentially a family. #SMPAProud
 

Gionelly G. Mills 

M.A. 2022