We're glad you're interested in becoming a major in the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA)!
First of all, if you're new to researching majors within SMPA, read more about our programs. However, did you know there are two ways you can apply to become a major with the School of Media and Public Affairs?
The first occurs while you're in high school - you can apply directly as an incoming freshman and be admitted straight into the program as a major from your first day at GW. However, if you are not in SMPA, already at GW, and beginning your sophomore year in Fall 2012, you now have a new opportunity to apply for a major in SMPA.
GW Sophomores can apply to either our Journalism and Mass Communication major or our Political Communication major, but can only apply to one major per semester. If you don't get in on your first try, you can reapply a second and final time. Applications for fall 2012 are due to MPA 400 by 5pm on September 27. To become a major within SMPA, you MUST apply first - our program is selective and we can only accept a certain number of new applicants this year.
If you're interested in communication, journalism, social media, framing, politics, and want to find out more about SMPA and our classes, we encourage you to RSVP to attend our upcoming Sophomore Information Session on Thursday, September 13 at 5pm in Marvin Center room 302. At the event, Assistant Director and Professor Mike Shanahan will be there to tell you how to apply and what qualities the admissions committee looks for in an application. RSVP today.
If you cannot make the session and have questions, please contact our front desk at 202-994-6227 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing your application!