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. 


Our Headlines

Laura Whaling

How I'm Moving the Planet Forward

November 16, 2017
Sometimes, getting the message out about ideas that can move the planet forward starts with a trip to a small farm town in Nebraska.
Rachel Geffner

My View From Inside a Modern Newsroom

November 08, 2017
This semester I am working as a content and analytics intern on the Politico Focus team, an in-house creative studio.
Michael Hayden and Will Hurd on panel

Public Debate Needed on Cybersecurity

October 31, 2017
Experts discussed the need for flexible policies, partnerships and buy-in from the American public to tackle cyber issues.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on GW panel

President Trump ‘Performs Best’ with Opposition

October 25, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders participated in an SMPA forum alongside reporters who cover the administration.

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Our Work


Institutes and Projects

The Doumentary Center
Planet Forward