Admission deadlines: Fall - July 1
Spring - November 1
Summer - April 15
Recommendations required: Two (2) letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic references; at least one academic reference for those who graduated within the last five years.
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed, course-by-course evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250-500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in this field and describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also, discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
Additional requirements: A resumé.
International applicants only: International students requesting a student visa from GW are not eligible to apply for this program.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
College of Professional Studies – Office of Admission
The George Washington University
44983 Knoll Square, Suite B56
Ashburn, VA 20147

Contact for questions:
CPS Office of Admissions
applycps@gwu.edu ~ 703-299-9142 (phone) ~ 703-299-4144 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits in required courses.

Required courses:
PSPR 6201Strategic Public Relations: Principles and Practice
PSPR 6202Advanced Writing for Public Relations Professionals
PSPR 6203Research Methods for Public Relations and Public Affairs Managers
PSPR 6204Media Relations in a Digital World
PSPR 6205Fundamentals of Business and Management for Public Relations and Public Affairs
PSPR 6206Ethical Standards in Public Relations and Public Affairs

See CPS regulations for additional information regarding enrollment status and time limits. 

Visit the program website for additional information.