Graduate Admissions

Graduate students in a School of Media and Public Affairs classroom

The application process for the M.A. in Media and Strategic Communication is facilitated by GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). All application materials should be sent directly to CCAS and questions can be answered by the CCAS Admissions Office ([email protected]).

The GRE is not required, however, if you feel as though submitting scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them.  

The accelerated combined degree program for current SMPA undergraduates has a separate admissions process.




Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • To be considered for fellowships and financial aid: February 1
  • Admission without consideration for financial aid: April 1

Spring Semester

  • International students requiring a student visa: September 15
  • Regular admission: October 1