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Answer the Call
to Second Service

In partnership with Association of the United States Navy


Our school is proud to serve current and former members of the United States Armed Forces answering the call to second service. The George Washington University and GSPM offer a host of financial benefits, on-campus resources and professional opportunities to current and former members of the United States military.

GW is a Yellow Ribbon participant. The George Washington University's Office of Military and Veteran Services supports our student veterans, dependents, and military personnel with excellence in service through timely and accurate benefit processing, high-quality customer service and supportive community-building activities. 

Learn more about our Master's Programs in Legislative Affairs, Political Management and Strategic Public Relations.


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Legislative Affairs

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GSPM’s prestigious master’s degree program is truly one of a kind:The nation’s only one exclusively devoted to the study of applied politics in the legislative arena.

Armed with our practical expertise, elite network, and D.C. savvy, our alumni have launched or advanced their careers from Capitol Hill to statehouses around the country, and around the world. It is no surprise that at least a dozen serve as Congressional chiefs of staff, or that numerous GSPM alumni serve as elected officials, lobbyists, and advocates at every level of national and state government.

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"GSPM is the perfect program for any student whether a working professional or traditional undergrad-to-graduate pipeline student because of the class sizes, flexibility in the program, and accessibility of professors. 

I can attribute much of my success as a career military officer to the critical thinking and research skills honed as a GW student. The objective way politics is taught enhanced my ability to breach the partisan curtain and appreciate every opinion across the political spectrum."

Lt. Col Steven L. Coffee, Legislative Affairs, 2008
Chief, Joint Military Personnel and Senior
Leader Management Division at Headquarters U.S. Cyber Command


Lt. Col Steven L. Coffee, Legislative Affairs 2008


Political Management

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From day one, GSPM’s experiential curriculum prepares you for career success. Alongside our  renowned faculty practitioners, you will produce a body of portfolio-ready work and learn how to win elections, craft digital strategies, develop advocacy initiatives, and more for both major campaigns, corporate public affairs, and C-suites all around the world.

When you join GSPM’s network of nearly 5,000 alumni, you’re accessing successful leaders who have gone on to consult and manage campaigns at all levels of governance—from state and congressional races to presidential candidates.

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"GSPM definitely gets you in the room! I was able to maintain my connections with my colleagues, professors, and support teams to continue my career success as a Political Management alumni, to include being able to come on as an adjunct faculty member with  GSPM.

The lessons we learn through GSPM can carry us as a foundation, and the connections we make can help propel our careers. As one of the first females on combat ships, to being in the room in D.C., I invite you to join me in this next step in your adventure!”

Corina DuBois, Political Management, 2011
Senior Strategic Communications Advisor
CLJDubois, LLC

Corina DuBois, Political Management alumna, 2011


Strategic Public Relations

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At GSPM, you will amass the PR and public affairs expertise to become a leader in both the public and private sectors, gaining critical knowledge of how government, politics, and societal issues impact your client or organization. Beyond the latest strategies and tactics, gain a comprehensive education that empowers you to succeed in any context.

Join the global GW network, and you’ll gain access to nearly 5,000 alumni and leverage a truly global community of leading professionals, working in multinational corporations, nonprofits and associations, government, and the world’s leading public relations and public affairs firms.

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"The value of my GSPM education goes far beyond the credits and diploma. The curriculum and staff enabled me to achieve significant leaps in my career—but the network of my GW family is what continues to pay the richest of dividends all these years later."

Lt. Col Erin Dick, Strategic Public Relations, 2014
Director of Public Affairs
United States Space Command

Lt. Col Erin Dick, Strategic Public Relations, 2014


Learn More About Our Graduate Programs

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Our Recruitment and Enrollment Team will reach out to you with more information about the GSPM master's programs. Join our alumni network of 4,500+ leaders in politics, communications and advocacy. Learn more to gain the skills to get in the room where it happens.