Master of Studies in Law for Government Procurement Law
Our Master of Studies in Law degree program (24 credits) aspires to spark culture change within the acquisition career field by examining government procurement rules and procedures in context with policy analysis, developing the communication skills needed to overcome biases and gain fresh perspectives on longstanding procurement impediments, and practicing the critical thinking skills needed to replace risk aversion with creative problem-solving. Each course is offered at least once each academic or calendar year. Students can be admitted in Fall or Spring, with courses beginning the last week of August and the first full week of January. Fall and Spring semesters are 13 weeks and the Summer semester is 7 weeks, starting after Commencement weekend in May.
With an eye towards active learning rather than mere content delivery, our full-time faculty create online versions of their traditional in-residence courses in partnership with the GWU Teaching & Learning Center. Expert practitioners on our adjunct faculty lead small group, weekly synchronous sessions to ensure a high level of student engagement and provide frequent, individualized feedback. In addition to classroom learning, we constantly strive to develop new and innovative research and scholarship in the fields of government contract law, defense acquisition, international (and comparative, and state and local) public procurement, and, more broadly, the business of government.