The School of Media and Public Affairs is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff to campus this fall. Learn more about the steps GW and the School of Media and Public Affairs are taking to prepare for your arrival to campus, including updating our public health protocols and reviewing and updating our buildings and classrooms.
Bringing Washington into the classroom as the only school of its kind in the capital of politics and media.
The School of Media and Public Affairs is a world-class, vibrant community for learning, research, and practice. We are a community of open communication, dialogue, diversity, innovation, and collaboration. A community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and friends with common goals. Students at SMPA will have a unique opportunity to learn and practice media, journalism, and political communication.
WHAT WE STUDY
"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."
B.A. 2020, Journalism and Mass Communication
LIFE IN SMPA
Our events provide a high-profile platform for thoughtful and balanced conversations that deliver unique insights and help chart a path forward for the issues our world faces, from the future of news to advancing civil discourse and healing partisan divides.
Our students are members of a small community with an extensive network. We bring Washington into the classrooms and our students engage with the world around them through internships and access to decision-makers, community leaders, and power brokers.
Our faculty represent the top academics and professionals in their respective fields, from political communication to investigative journalism and beyond. They are frequent contributors to academic literature and debate, sought-after experts for news organizations, and award-winning media professionals.
Explore the latest news, faculty research, student engagement stories, and messages from our director.