Master's in Public Leadership

About the Program

The GWU Master's of Professional Studies in Public Leadership with a Specialization in Multi-Sector Management will advance your career and prepare you to step into a key public leadership position. 

In today's complex governing environment there is a pressing need for leaders who are able to manage across sectors to achieve integrated performance among key service providers from government, private industry, and the non-profit sectors. By exploring theories, skills, and practices from a variety of disciplines, you will be able to create effective solutions for today’s organizational challenges, and build a knowledge base for tomorrow's opportunities. 

The 2015 program curriculum, beginning on May 18, focuses on the development of the key executive leadership skills required to lead organization change initiatives and the managerial leadership skills required to integrate day-to-day operations with strategic priorities.

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Application Information

This program requires the submission of a completed application for admission.  An online application system accepts all the required application materials electronically, except official transcripts and official test scores.  Official test scores, if applicable, are sent to us directly from the appropriate testing organization upon your request.  Official hard copy transcripts and documents that are not submitted online must be mailed to us at the following address:

College of Professional Studies
Office of Admissions
The George Washington University
1925 Ballenger Ave, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA  22314

Please note that recommendations and transcripts take several weeks to arrive.  Please plan accordingly.

Before you begin the online application, please download our HOW TO APPLY for the required application materials and specific instructions on how to apply.

If you are ready to apply, you can proceed directly to the online application and check the status of your application.

For more information, please contact:

Natalie K. Houghtby-Haddon, Ph.D., Faculty Director
Ricky Ownes, Senior Recuitment Specialist