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Advocacy in the Global Environment

College of Professional Studies

Master's Degree, Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)
Location(s): Capitol Hill - Hall of the States, Online Learning

Program Overview

The Master of Professional Studies in the field of Advocacy in the Global Environment offers innovative experiential learning opportunities for professionals involved in all aspects of global politics and advocacy, from lobbying to strategic public relations, campaigns and influence building.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – June 15
Spring – November 15
Summer – April 15

Standardized test scores:

GRE general test (institutional code 5246). May be waived for applicants with an overall undergrad GPA, including transfer credits, of 3.0.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations (preferably at least one professional and one academic recommendation)

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 evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here.

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:
Office of Admission
College of Professional Studies
The George Washington University
1925 Ballenger Ave, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22314

Contact for questions:
CPS Office of Admissions
cpsgspm@gwu.edu ~ 703.299.9142 (phone) ~ 703.299.4144 (fax)
9 am – 5:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday