As a student in the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), you are a member of a small community with an extensive network. SMPA brings Washington into our classrooms and our students engage with the world around them through internships and access to decision-makers, community leaders, and power brokers.
Despite the bustle of GW's urban campus, students in SMPA experience a genuine sense of community and connection fostered through small classes, exclusive events, and a sense of common purpose.
Future graduates come to Washington with ambitious goals, curious minds, and diverse backgrounds. Students are challenged to think deeply, creatively, and globally to develop an understanding of the media's complex role in the way people connect, stay informed, and govern. Graduates are prepared to be leaders in government, politics, journalism, and business.