Master’s Academic Advising
The School of Public Policy‘s Office of Student Services provides professionally delivered academic advising to all master‘s students. Upon admission, students are assigned to an academic advisor who will serve in that capacity for the duration of their program. Student Services provides counsel on the full range of academic issues including:
- Course selection and program planning
- Registration issues
- Academic concerns
- Degree progress
- Transfer credit requests
- The interpretation of academic policies
- Resource referrals
The Office of Student Services also conducts degree audits and monitors student compliance with academic policies and procedures. Advisors collaborate frequently with the associate director of Career Development to aid students in matching their academic plan with their professional aspirations.
SPP tuition for in-state students is approximately half the cost of the tuition at private competitors in the D.C. area.
Professional development, student success, and employer information sessions are offered each semester in the School of Public Policy. A calendar of these events can be found at policy.gmu.edu/calendar.
Students can meet regularly with their academic and career advisors to make the most of their graduate experience. For more resources, please visit policy.gmu.edu/spp101.
More than 70% of SPP students are employed while pursuing their degrees -- classes are offered in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate full- and part-time students.