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U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military

GW Supports Veterans

GW is one of the first universities to offer significant commitment to U.S. veterans and the Yellow Ribbon Program. more...

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Applying to GW

Military personnel who have been on active duty within three years of submitting their application for admission are eligible to receive an application fee waiver.  To receive the application waiver, please contact the admissions office of the school you are applying. 

Some U.S. veterans qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP), which provides funding to support them in graduate school.  To learn more about this program and how to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program, click here.

Veterans Services

The Veterans Services Office is a key resource for veterans and active duty military.  For more information, please visit the Veteran Services Web site.

Connecting with other Veterans

Veteran Student Organization, GW chapter
Veteran Student Organization, National chapter (Student Veterans of America)

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.

Contact Us

Questions? Need more information?

We’ll be glad to stay in touch and keep you informed about your programs of interest. Simply complete the Graduate Program Interest Form.

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