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Shape your future with a Schar School undergraduate program

Learn about our three majors for students interested in government, political science, international relations, public policy, pre-law, and public administration.

Special Announcement: New Regional Pricing Policy

Qualifying graduate students in D.C. and Maryland can quality for an in-state equivalent tuition rate

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Each of the Schar School’s 11 certificate programs include just five courses

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"We prepare students to be future leaders and managers who advance the public good. Our graduates have the drive to make a difference in the world by building upon the knowledge and experience they have gained."

Mark J. Rozell, Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government

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A Summer Internship in Spain Creates Lasting Friendships While Assisting Women in Need

Gabriela Manzanares spent two months of her summer break visiting a facility where pregnant women and single mothers, many of them immigrants, came to acquire food and clothing for their children.

Schar School graduate and adjunct professor Craig Fifer is flanked by National’s pitcher Joe La Sorsa (left) and mascot Screech (right) after delivering his ceremonial first-pitch. Photo by Alex Perry.
MPA, Not MLB: Adjunct Professor Craig Fifer’s First Pitch at the Nationals Game

Craig Fifer has been a season ticket holder for Washington Nationals games for 19 consecutive years, since 2005 when the team relocated from Montreal.

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Located at the Center of the Policy World

Located where policy happens—just six miles from the U.S. Capitol Building—the Schar School’s campuses are located in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia. Students are connected to jobs, internships, networking, and experiences that can only be found in the Washington, D.C., area.