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."

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SMPA Awards Celebration.

SMPA Awards Over $135,000 in Awards, Scholarships & Prizes.  An  Adobe Spark page and a special video from some faculty and donors was created to announce the award winners. Congratulations to all of the 2019-2020 winners!


Healthy You Surviving a Pandemic

Healthy You Podcast

In partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, we bring you the COVID-19 series, Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic.