Designed for current and aspiring professionals, including post-bachelor and post-graduate students with degrees in other disciplines, the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program offers evening courses at GW's convenient Alexandria Graduate Education Center and Online, allowing students to complete the degree in two years while working.

Public Relations

The Public Relations Graduate Certificate program takes advantage of GW’s connections in the nation’s capitol, focusing on the public policy system and the advocacy role played by PR firms and PR operations in corporations and associations in the Washington metropolitan area. The Graduate School of Political Management taps into experts in both the PR and political arenas. Plus, you’ll graduate prepared for professional advancement in the field.

Security and Safety Leadership

The Security and Safety Leadership program is designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals involved in the public or private safety sectors in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. These are professionals with experience in law enforcement, emergency management, corporate security, transportation security, fire service, public safety, public health preparedness or the military.

Molecular Biotechnology

Our Master of Professional Studies in Molecular Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary science degree and one of only a handful of biotechnology graduate programs of its kind. An advisory board composed of Washington, D.C.-area biotech leaders from industry, government and education works with GW faculty to develop and maintain the curriculum and other program elements.

Political Management

The Master's Degree in Political Management prepares you to influence the political process, be successful, and make a positive difference in your community -- whether you want to work in the local, state, national, or international arena.

Online Politics

Since the first serious use of online campaigning by John McCain in 2000, online tools such as web advertising, interactive websites, complex social networking, and virtual fundraising have become central to success in politics, and especially in campaigns.

In response to this phenomenon, we created a graduate certificate that teaches students how to master the world of online communications, networking and fundraising.

PACs and Political Management

The challenges of coordinated political action and campaign finance uncertainty make it more important than ever that professionally trained and savvy leaders manage political action committees. The George Washington University's Graduate Certificate Program in PACs and Political Management is designed to give professional PAC managers the fundamental skill set to effectively run their organization's political action committee and successfully tackle the daunting realities of political finance and action.

Legislative Affairs

To survive in Washington's complex political environment, the legislative affairs professional must have a comprehensive understanding of how Congress operates, how decisions are made on Capitol Hill, how to influence those decisions, and how to accomplish specific objectives within the legislative process.

Law Firm Management

Program faculty consists of professors from the GW School of Business, the School of Public Policy and Public Administration, legal consultants, former managing partners, and technical specialists.

Students have attended the program from law firms of varying sizes located throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Professional administrators from Bingham McCutchen; DLA Piper; Jones Day; Vinson and Elkins; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Patterson Belknap, and Skadden Arps; as well as 25-lawyer to 400-lawyer firms, have attended the program over the past two years.

Landscape Design

The Landscape Design graduate certificate or master's degree program is ideally suited for landscape professionals seeking to upgrade skills, individuals who want to become professional landscape designers, amateurs with an interest in the art of garden design, institutional horticultural staff, nursery employees and garden-design writers. Courses are geared to small-scale landscape design applications with emphasis on sound design principles, good site engineering methods and creative use of plant materials.