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Graduate School of Political Management

The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) was established in 1986 under the direction of Neil Fabricant, a New York lawyer. Fabricant believed that politics was becoming professionalized and that an institution needed to ensure that the profession matured in a way that fostered ethics and the democratic process. The GSPM was intended to prepare students to enter the field of professional politics, and the first class of 24 students began classes in September 1987 on the Manhattan campus of Baruch College. After opening a degree program in Washington, D.C., in 1991, the GSPM became part of the George Washington University in July 1995. In January 2006, GSPM became the largest program in the university's College of Professional Studies. The mission statement of the ...

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