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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.


SPR students at 2017 Commencement

“To leave the world a bit better”- CPS Graduates Define their Own Success

Excitement filled the air as the student processional of graduates filed into the Charles E. Smith Center on May 20, 2017, led by Toni Marsh, program director, paralegal studies and college marshal, to officially be recognized for their hard work and sacrifices as new graduates.

Zhexing Li, SUP graduate

US News Reports on Value of Master of Professional Studies degrees for International Students

While Zhexing Li pursued his Master of Professional Studies degree, known as an MPS, in sustainable urban planning, many prospective international students may be unaware of them as these degrees are usually offered in the U.S. and Canada.

Prof. Rob Engel

Professor Rob Engel Appointed Director of Semester in Washington Program

Congratulations to Professor Rob Engel as the new Director of Semester in Washington and the associated programs.

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