Honors in Public Administration

Qualified students majoring in public administration may pursue advanced work leading to graduation with honors from the school of Policy, Government and International Affairs. Those highly qualified students selected for the honors program participate in a two-course sequence, GOVT 491 and 496. To graduate with honors in public administration, students must complete these courses with a GPA of at least 3.5.

Application Process

Students who meet specific academic qualifications are invited to apply to the honors program in the middle of the spring term of their junior year. Those selected students are provided an application by the undergraduate program administrator and, as part of the application process, must provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the department of Public and International Affairs, as well as a writing sample. Final decisions are made by the honor’s program director in conjunction with a faculty committee.

Contact Dr. Char Miller (cmillerd@gmu.edu), Honors Director, for more information.