Admission deadlines: Fall Priority Admission/General Scholarship Deadline - April 1
Fall International Application Deadline - May 1
Fall General Deadline - July 1
Spring Priority Admission/General Scholarship Deadline - September 1
Spring International Application Deadline - September 1
Spring General Admission Deadline - November 1
Summer Priority Admission - March 15
Summer General Admission Deadline - April 15
Recommendations required: Change to: 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: Please review International Applicant Information ( carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

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: 30 credits, including 13 credits in core courses, 2 to 5 credits in professional skills courses, and at least 12 credits in courses taken in one concentration.

Core courses
PSPR 6201Strategic Public Relations: Principles and Ethical Practice
PSPR 6204Media Relations in a Digital World
PSPR 6205Fundamentals of Business and Finance in Public Relations
PSPR 6299Capstone Research Project Proposal
PSPR 6300Capstone Research Project
Professional skills courses
2 to 5 credits in 1-credit professional skills courses selected from the following in consultation with the program director:
PSPR 6212Risk/Issues Management and Crisis Communications
PSPR 6213Communications Research Methods
PSPR 6214Social Analytics and Digital Media
PSPR 6215Public Speaking and Presentations
PSPR 6216Writing for Public Relations Professionals
Concentration requirement
At least 12 credits in one of the following concentrations:
Corporate communications concentration
PMGT 6420Corporate Public Affairs
PSPR 6207Sustainability and Social Responsibility Communications
PSPR 6210Special Topics in Public Relations
PSPR 6229Corporate Communications
PSPR 6224Global Public Relations Strategy and Practice
Government communications and public affairs concentration
PMGT 6402Applied Political Communications
PMGT 6420Corporate Public Affairs
PSPR 6210Special Topics in Public Relations
PSPR 6220Social Issues and Public Policy
PSPR 6228Communicating for Social Change
Nonprofit communications concentration
PMGT 6410Grassroots Engagement
PSPR 6207Sustainability and Social Responsibility Communications
PSPR 6210Special Topics in Public Relations
PSPR 6224Global Public Relations Strategy and Practice
PSPR 6225Nonprofit and Association Communication Strategies
PSPR 6228Communicating for Social Change