The School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) is a trailblazer in political communication, journalism, and media. As the only school of its kind in the capital of politics and media, SMPA excels at bringing Washington into the classroom. The SMPA community benefits from access to an extensive network, events with political and media leaders, and a prime location to explore the interplay of media and politics.
In an era of dramatic change and information overload, we provide the skills, theory, ethics, and experience necessary to communicate effectively and inspire change. Our faculty members are top academics and professionals in their fields, bringing extensive experience and knowledge networks into the classroom and beyond. Our graduates are leaders in advocacy, politics, business, and journalism and our students engage the world around them through internships and access to decision-makers, community leaders, and power brokers.