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. We arm 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.


LeBlanc with CPS faculty

College Leadership Meets President LeBlanc

“We aspire to preeminence as a comprehensive global research university,” said GW’s President Thomas J. LeBlanc, who officially started Aug. 1. He shared this “collective aspiration” with program directors and senior staff in the College of Professional Studies on September 25, and has been repeating it frequently around Campus.

CPS Alumna Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Mindy Finn, M.P.S. ’10, was one of eight GW alumni honored October 20 with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest form of recognition given annually by the university and the George Washington Alumni Association to a graduate. Created in 1937, the award is given to graduates of the past 10 years who have attained notable achievements in the field.

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GSPM Kicks Off 30th Anniversary with a Salute to Distinguished Alumni

More than one-third of the 4,000 alumni of the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) live and work in Washington, D.C. So, it’s fitting that the reception kicking off its 30th year was held with a view of the U.S. Capitol dome as a backdrop.

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