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Earn a Master's in Making a Difference
The online Master’s in Political Management program at The George Washington University (GW) allows you to earn a degree from any location to maximize your marketability by not only obtaining the academic underpinnings for success, but also connecting with influential professionals, alumni, and faculty working in and around the city that shapes the world: Washington, D.C. The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at GW positions those passionate about politics to make a difference domestically and globally. By embracing all political ideologies, encouraging students to consider a full-spectrum view, and teaching how to move beyond agitation to action, GSPM strives to overcome partisan gridlock and ultimately make democracy work.
Politics is dynamic, challenging, and often time-consuming. Many GSPM students are engaged in this process every day. The online Master’s in Political Management program is uniquely designed to allow busy professionals like you to pursue an advanced degree and supplement existing skill sets while continuing to work. While other programs may talk about changing the world, GSPM students and faculty have the real opportunities to actually do it – immediately.
From its location, four blocks from the White House, GSPM is uniquely positioned to connect on-campus and online students with preeminent professionals in politics. Instructors include some of Washington’s top practitioners who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with the leaders of tomorrow. Once graduated, GSPM students go on to pursue exciting careers as elected officials, campaign managers and consultants, chiefs of staffs to senators and congressman, association or corporate executives, public affairs professionals, issue advocates and government leaders, and other fulfilling fields. In true full spectrum fashion, alumni include elected officials in the national legislatures in Japan, Mexico, and Slovakia; campaign managers for Romney for President and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), chiefs of staff for Democratic and Republican U.S. senators and representatives, and key aides in both the Bush and Obama White House teams.