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
George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW
Suite 301
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions:
CPS Office of Admission ~ 571-553-0025 (phone) ~ 202-242-1047 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 15 credits, including 3 credits in a required course and 12 credits in elective courses.

LGAF 6234PACs and Congress
Two political management courses selected from the following:
PMGT 6410Grassroots Engagement
PMGT 6412Issues Management
PMGT 6450Rules, Laws, and Strategy
PMGT 6454Fundraising and Budgeting
PMGT 6472Maximizing Social Media
Two legislative affairs courses selected from the following:
LGAF 6202Legislative Politics
LGAF 6222Parties and Elections
LGAF 6224Interest Group Politics
LGAF 6260Special Topics: Domestic Policy

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