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.


Andrew Desiderio

Andrew Desiderio

Class of 2017
Major: Journalism & Mass Communication

I knew I wanted to be a reporter and I thought the best place to cover politics would be at a school that teaches it in the intersection of media and government. 


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Samantha Cookinham outside the New York Times Building

Class Assignment: Work with The New York Times


When I enrolled in the Audience Development course, I never imagined that I would spend the semester working with The New York Times to launch a new section.

Samantha Cookinham
B.A. '20, Journalism and Mass Communication


Nana Agyemang and Carol Smith sitting on stage

GW Alumni and Leaders in Fashion Journalism Host New York Event

January 02, 2019
Alumni gathered in New York City for a conversation with Harper's Bazaar vice president Carol Smith, CCAS B.A. ’71, and EveryStylishGirl founder Nana Agyemang, SMPA B.A. ’16.
Casey Danoff

Making a Wave at Emerge America

December 06, 2018
Junior Casey Danoff helped power a historic election for women during her internship at Emerge America, an organization that helps train Democratic women to run for office.
Protesters hold up signs that spell "Fake Crisis" outside the White House

GW Poll Finds Deep Partisan Divides and No Middle Ground to End Shutdown

January 14, 2019
The poll shows deep and lasting partisan divisions on key policy issues like immigration and gives a first look at the field of potential 2020 candidates.
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Professor Steven Roberts on stage

What to Expect from a Divided National Government

November 19, 2018
Politicians and Washington power players shared perspectives at an SMPA event about how the new Democratic majority in the House will work with President Trump.

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