Academic Opportunities 

GPS offers a robust educational experience to all our students. Our faculty have crafted a thorough and dynamic curriculum designed to equip students for a myriad of professional opportunities. And yet, every student’s journey is different and some crave additional experiential learning. The opportunities below are available to GPS students to further enhance and customize their time at the school.

Academic Exchanges

For those students interested in studying outside of the U.S., GPS offers a variety of academic exchanges with partner institutions in the Pacific region. Learn more here. 

Quarter in Washington, D.C.

With careful planning, students are able to spend the Spring quarter of their second year in Washington, D.C.  This program is perfect for those wishing to enter into federal government after graduation. Learn more here. 

Certificate Programs

Designed to allow students the ability to dive deeply into particular skillsets and earn a certificate of completion, these programs focus on GPS’s most popular skills courses.

  • PDEL Certificate: The Policy Design and Evaluation Lab (PDEL) combines advanced social science methodology with the power of information technology to design policies and programs that alleviate poverty, promote health, welfare and security and enhance accountability.
  • Spatial Analysis Certificate: Spatial analysis and remote sensing are increasingly important tools with wide-ranging applications in policy analysis and in the private sector. 

Professional Development Courses

Each quarter, GPS Career Services offers professional development courses that allow students to build upon knowledge and skills gained in the classroom. Topics include entrepreneurship, data skills (SQL, Python and R), leadership and management, and U.S. business practices. Most professional development courses are open to GPS alumni as well as current students. Contact us to learn more.