About the College of Professional Studies

At the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS), we believe that empowering working professionals is an important driver for prosperity in the global economy. We offer diverse academic programs in a flexible, innovative learning environment that takes full advantage of the university’s deep relationships  in the Washington, D.C. area. Housed within CPS, the Graduate School of Political Management equips our student body to make their mark on the world. CPS arms our graduates with a professional agility that is critical to success and leadership in today’s career landscape and crucial for making a difference in the world.

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Environmental Planning, Design, and Sustainability

Legal Studies

Politics & Political Management


Technology & Information Management

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Faculty Experts

Dr. Frédéric Lemieux

Dr. Lemieux is Professor and Director of Police Science and Homeland Security Programs. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Montreal in 2002. Dr. Lemieux's research has focused on social control and policing. He is currently conducting studies on transnational drug trafficking enforcement and on the function of criminal intelligence as a formal social control tool. Dr. Lemieux has also published various journal articles examining crime control during major disasters, counter-terrorism and intelligence agencies, and police cooperation.