Graduate Academic Centers in Virginia

Beyond its main campuses, the George Washington University has established several academic centers to provide graduate educational opportunities to working professionals near their homes and workplaces. These graduate programs provide the full benefit of GW’s internationally recognized academic excellence, adhering to the same high standards as all the University’s programs. Classes are taught by members of GW’s outstanding faculty and are supplemented by the real-world experience and extensive expertise of professionals in the fields.

Alexandria Graduate Education Center

To continue to meet the growing need in the Alexandria, Va., area, this center moved to a new and enhanced location—a few short blocks from the King Street metro stop—in 2008. The center includes a state-of-the-art, dual-boot Mac lab, a community counseling center, an art studio, 11 working classrooms and an ever-changing art gallery. The center offers graduate programs in art therapy, educational administration, human resource development, landscape design, school counseling and public relations, as well as the residential component of several combined online/in-person graduate masters and certificate programs.

Arlington Graduate Education Center

Located near the Ballston metro stop, the center features masters and graduate certificate programs in education, engineering, human resource development, security and tourism administration. 

Hampton Roads Center

GW’s Hampton Roads Center has provided world-class programs in southern Virginia since 1958. Located in the Oyster Point Corporate Park in Newport News, Va., the 10,200-square-foot facility focuses on the academic fields of educational leadership, engineering management and human resource development. The center also offers courses throughout the Tidewater region, in Virginia Beach and in Richmond.

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Admissions Requirements and Admissions Process Questions

  • Direct these questions to your specific school or program of interest. Full contact information is listed at the bottom of each program’s graduate admissions requirements information found through our Graduate Program Finder tool.

Graduate Student Funding Questions

  • Federal student loans:

Office of Student Financial Assistance
202-994-9000 (phone)
202-994-0906 (fax)

  • Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships:

Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships
202-994-6822 (phone)
202-994-8845 (fax)

Graduate Program Academic Questions

  • Questions about graduate programs are handled by the individual programs. To contact faculty or staff within the program, use our Graduate Program Finder tool.

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Academic Success and Professional Development Series

The Academic Success and Professional Development Series, is a group of workshops that cover various topics to assist graduate students with their success in graduate school. The following are summaries and presentations from previous workshops. 

Conflicts of Interest

Curriculum Vitae and Resumes

Doctoral Dissertations


Ethical Standards

Electronic Theses/Dissertations ( ETD)

Funding Graduate Study

Writing Successful Grant Proposals

Graduate Search Strategies

Grant Proposal Writing


Publishing in Journals

Faculty Expertise

GW has expert faculty members in dozens of research fields from nanotechnology to social sciences to medical research

Student Services & Activities

The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center is the hub of the Foggy Bottom Campus, home to the GW Bookstore, the Center for Student Engagement, food services, recreational facilities, the Cafritz Foundation Conference Center and Colonial Central GW’s one-stop student service center.

Graduate students come to the George Washington University not only for outstanding research and study opportunities but also for the rich offerings of the Washington metropolitan area and our vibrant student life. Our mission is to ensure that all students connect with the resources, organizations and events that make GW a unique institution.

The Grad Life Web site offers comprehensive information for meeting the non-academic needs and interests of our graduate and professional students, including:

  • Housing information
  • A calendar of upcoming events on campus
  • Information on graduate student organizations
  • Tips for getting involved with GW

The Academic Success and Professional Development Series, is a group of workshops that cover various topics to assist graduate students with their success in graduate school.

The Directory of Student Organizations reflects our students’ diverse interests, causes and extracurricular activities.

The Center for Student Engagement serves as the focal point for a variety of student opportunities, including university-wide events, student organizations and involvement in mentoring and community services. One of its most popular programs, TRAiLS, organizes outdoor excursions, from hiking to caving and from surfing to kayaking, while coordinating service projects that promote environmental awareness and protection.

Other student services include:

  • Child Care Services – offered by CCLC
  • Counseling Center – for assistance with personal, social, career and study problems that can interfere with educational and career goals
  • Food services – options that complement off-campus dining
  • GW Bookstore
  • Career and Employment Services - The GW Career Center provides a variety of career and employment resources to GW graduate students. Additionally, a number of schools offer career services to students enrolled in their programs.
  • International Services Office – information, advice, counseling, and assistance for international students, researchers, faculty and short-term visitors and their families
  • Multicultural Student Services Center – offering diversity services, programs, resources and initiatives that focus on cultural education, student retention, academic achievement and cross-cultural competencies
  • Recreation Facilities – located at both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campus
  • Student Health Service – a comprehensive center for health care, medical evaluation and treatment and for referral for outpatient problems
  • Writing Center – providing peer tutors to assist with all kinds of writing projects, including course papers, theses, speeches and scientific reports
  • Safety and Security - GW is committed to helping all members of our community provide for their own safety and security. From the strategic placement of blue-light emergency phones on campus to emergency medical response, transportation services and victim assistance, GW works to maintain and enhance the safety and security of our campuses.