Global Public Relations

The Graduate Certificate in Global Public Relations prepares students with the strategic and tactical skills needed to excel in the challenging profession of global public relations.

Advocacy in the Global Environment

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.

Organization Performance Improvement

The Graduate Certificate Program in Organization Performance Improvement is a 15-credit program comprised of five three-credit courses, Green and Black Belt certification exams, two organization performance improvement projects and individual project coaching for content application and practical project management strategies.

The courses are:

Strategic Cyber Operations and Information Management

The master's degree in Strategic Cyber Operations and Information Management will provide a focused skill set for working professionals in the justice, public safety, and information technology fields that will enable them to use and oversee information systems in the fight against crime, terrorism, and other pressing security issues. This program will also enhance the cybersecurity leadership skills of current homeland security and criminal justice professionals, thereby preparing the next generation of strategic leaders who work to secure and protect the country's infrastructure.

Patent Practice

The master of patent practice opens doors to careers in patent law, policy, science, and
technology. The curriculum comprises coursework in patent law, USPTO practice,
graduate level engineering, and procedural foundations and will prepare graduates to sit
for the patent bar and to work in corporations, law firms, associations, the USPTO, and
other government agencies.

Drawing on the resources unique to Washington DC, the program provides a top tier
education and access to a broad network of patent professionals.

Justice and Public Safety Information Management

For professionals in the law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security fields, this program provides a comprehensive and strategic understanding of policy, best practices, and strategies related to information technology and data management.
• Understand the challenges and contemporary solutions related to information sharing and safeguarding;
• Apply current concepts and standards of enterprise architecture to justice and public safety fields;

Public Leadership

In today’s complex governing environment there are no longer distinct separations between “public administration” and “business management.” Effective public leaders must be well-versed in both. The GWU MPS in Public Leadership with a Specialization in Multi-Sector Management is the perfect solution. By exploring theories, skills, and practices from a variety of disciplines, participants in this program will be able to create effective solutions for today’s organizational challenges, and build a knowledge base for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Urban Sustainability

Students will take two Core Courses in planning skills and four other courses covering sustainable urban design and policy choices.

Learning Objectives - The Graduate Certificate in Urban Sustainability will allow you to:

Paralegal Studies

In an arrangement unique among Washington paralegal programs, paralegal students learn legal-research skills at the Jacob Burns Law Library with GW law librarians. Students are invited guests to Law School special events, such as seminars, lectures and workshops, and they are eligible to participate in legal clinics where they work with law professors, law students and clients. Paralegal students engage in a rigorous, topical course of study that includes legal specialties in government law, intellectual property law and international law.

Sustainable Urban Planning

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Sustainable Urban Planning will give you the necessary skills and education to help you lead communities towards healthier and sustainable futures.

Designed to develop career urban planners skilled in sustainable urban planning and policy and knowledgeable about green technologies, this unique program integrates sustainable thinking and insights into every aspect of your planning education. It is designed for professionals in: