Students

As the only school of its kind in the capital of politics and media, the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) brings Washington into our classrooms. Our students engage with the world around them through internships and access to decision makers, community leaders and powerbrokers.

Despite the bustle of GW's urban campus, students in SMPA experience a genuine sense of community and connection fostered through small classes, frequent SMPA-exclusive events and a sense of common purpose. Our faculty members inspire an innovative and entrepreneural spirit to reflect the demands of the media and the marketplace. SMPA's future graduates come to Washington with ambitious goals, curious minds and diverse backgrounds and are challenged to think deeply, creatively and globally. They develop a deep understanding about the media's complex role in the way people connect with one another and are informed and governed. Our graduates are future leaders in government, politics, business and journalism.

Here are some useful links to make it easier for you to navigate through SMPA:

Academic CalendarUniversity BulletinApplication for GraduationFall 2014 Courses