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GW Online Political Management May 19th Webinar

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In this webinar presentation, our panelists Dr. Charles Cushman, Jr., Associate Dean and Director, and Hannele Lappalainen, Senior Admissions Advisor answer questions about the Political Management online program and what it's like to study online.

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GW Online Political Management May 19th Webinar

  1. 1. To hear the audio portion of this webinar, please follow the instructions on your screen The George Washington University Political Management Online Webinar Wednesday, May 19 th @ 12:30 PM EST
  2. 2. <ul><li>In order to minimize background noise, we have muted all of your phone lines (so we cannot hear you ask questions or make comments…) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions anytime by typing your question into the chat box on the right-hand side of your screen </li></ul><ul><li>We will address your questions in the order asked and will try to answer as many as time allows </li></ul>Webinar Logistics To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  3. 3. Panelists Charles B. Cushman, Jr., PhD Associate Dean & Director The Graduate School of Political Management Hannele Lappalainen Admissions Advisor Master’s Degree in Political Management To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  4. 4. <ul><li>The GW Online Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>The Student Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Support Network </li></ul><ul><li>About GW – Quick Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Options </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>Agenda To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  5. 5. <ul><li>Flexibility – Log in anytime, from any Internet connection. Post responses on the discussion board and submit assignments, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Connection – Gain individualized attention from faculty and develop close relationships with fellow learners as you interact with them creating a vast network of professional contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction – Post and respond to messages with fellow business leaders. Online learning puts you much closer to the thinking and experience of your instructors and classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>Timely curriculum – Course content is continually updated. Assignments incorporate the specific issues you deal with at school allowing you to apply lessons from each course. </li></ul>The GW Online Experience To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  6. 6. <ul><li>Faculty at GW are: </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders in their fields </li></ul><ul><li>Prominent scholars and educators </li></ul><ul><li>Specially trained to teach in an online environment </li></ul><ul><li>Real-world experts in their industry </li></ul>Experienced Faculty To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  7. 7. <ul><li>Here’s what our alumni have to say about the PM program: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The opportunity provided by attending the GSPM program broadens your expertise in the field of political management. This, combined with networking and the ability to integrate strategic planning empowers the graduate.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The name George Washington University opens doors and is considered a professional and prestigious accomplishment in today’s workforce.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This program has thoroughly prepared me for a career in politics.” </li></ul>The Student Experience To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  8. 8. <ul><li>We are here to support you through every step of your online learning experience. We offer you a multi-level support network, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions Advisor: Counsels you through the application process </li></ul><ul><li>Student Services Advisor: Liaises with the University on your behalf and acts as your personal coach </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Instructor: Guides you through the course content and requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty: Develops the curriculum and constantly assesses its relevance and timeliness </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Support: Assists you with any technical problems you may have – live 24/7 </li></ul>Support Network To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  9. 9. <ul><li>36-credit-hour master's program, delivered fully online </li></ul><ul><li>Gain a comprehensive understanding in campaign management, lobbying and government relations, issues management and advocacy, fundraising, corporate and trade association public affairs, polling and strategic research techniques, and political leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to influence the process, be successful, and make a positive difference </li></ul><ul><li>Go beyond theory with a curriculum that teaches practical applications to politics today </li></ul><ul><li>Get a hands-on experience that will boost your political career </li></ul><ul><li>Seven core courses, three concentration courses, Independent Study Project, and Capstone Project </li></ul><ul><li>Choose from two concentrations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electoral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul>Program Overview To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  10. 10. About The George Washington University
  11. 11. Quick Facts about GW <ul><li>Ranked on  U.S. News & World Report's  list of Top National Universities </li></ul><ul><li>The 2010 edition of  The Princeton Review declared GW has the “Most Politically Active Students” </li></ul><ul><li>in the Nation </li></ul><ul><li>The  New York Times dubbed GSPM the “West Point of the political wars” </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Washington, DC, situated a few blocks from the White House and the National Mall </li></ul><ul><li>GW is named for former President George Washington. His vision of a national university in the nation’s capital inspired Congress to charter GW in 1821 </li></ul> To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  12. 12. Accreditation The George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  13. 13. Admission Requirements <ul><li>A completed application form </li></ul><ul><li>Application fee </li></ul><ul><li>A current resume with education and work history outline </li></ul><ul><li>Three letters of recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>A Statement of Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>A bachelor's degree from an accredited university with 3.0 on a 4.0 scale </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test results are mandatory. Waiver of the GRE is granted upon application for those with three or more years of relevant, full-time, professional work experience </li></ul> To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  14. 14. Financial Aid Options <ul><li>Employer-Sponsored Tuition Assistance: </li></ul><ul><li>Employers may cover 100 percent of tuition costs. To learn more, consult your personnel office. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid and Alternative Financing: </li></ul><ul><li>To be eligible for the Federal Stafford Loan, you must be a degree student and registered in a minimum of five credit hours in a semester. </li></ul> To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422
  15. 15. Questions?
  16. 16. Contact Information Do you have further questions regarding the Master’s Degree in Political Management? Web : www.gspmonline.com/pm E-mail : [email_address] Toll-Free : 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3422

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