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Political Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Learn how information and media influence the actions and political fortunes of citizens, groups, movements and governments. Part of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs, political communication is a selective program where students hone their research and communication skills while benefiting from the school’s extraordinary range of extracurricular opportunities.

Related majors include political science, American studies and international affairs. The School of Media and Public Affairs also offers a major and minor in journalism and mass communication.

Political Communication comes alive at George Washington University. You will study with leading scholars in political communication, global media, strategic communication and public diplomacy. Accomplished professionals—diplomats, speechwriters and political strategists—bring real-world insight to the classroom.

What can I do in the Political Communication field?

Join our alumni working in government, political consulting, advocacy, campaign management, corporate public affairs, public relations, new media, journalism and public diplomacy. Or pursue advanced study in the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Politics
  • Introduction to American Politics and Government
  • Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
  • Introduction to Political Communication
  • Introduction to News Writing and Reporting
  • Digital Media I: Introduction to Video Production
  • Digital Media II: Introduction to Web Production and Social Media
  • Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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