The George Washington University

Elliott School of International Affairs

Global Communication


Phillips Hall, Room 107, 801 22nd Street, N.W.

Funger Hall, Suite 301


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Global Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

One of the Elliott School’s newest graduate programs, the Master of Arts in Global Communication, is offered jointly with GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs. This program helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to communicate effectively to global audiences. Students undertake a rigorous academic program that prepares them both intellectually and professionally for exciting careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Participants choose an area of specialty in topics ranging from security studies to specific regions of the world to public diplomacy. Students are required to be proficient in a modern foreign language to receive the degree. In the final year, a capstone course tests students’ ability to address a real-world problem using the skills and knowledge acquired during their course of study.


Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency On the approved list of the American Association of University Women The Elliott School of International Affairs is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL score no lower than 100; IELTS no lower than 7.0 with no individual ban score below 6.0

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 1,515

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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