GW International

With almost 2,400 students from 130 countries, 300 visiting international scholars, and a footprint in more than 80 percent of the countries in the world, the George Washington University is a hub of learning and research that stretches well beyond its immediate borders, but that's just the beginning.

The Office of International Programs plays a pivotal role in the university’s efforts to engage the world from the nation’s capital by providing guidance and resources that help identify GW's international priorities and expand educational opportunities abroad in all disciplines.  We help bridge cultures, deepen understanding, and connect the university community to the world beyond our campus.

GW is proud to offer some of the most active, far-reaching international programs to be found anywhere, creating a lifelong, worldwide community of students, alumni, parents, friends and partner institutions that begins in Washington and spans the globe.

Nearly half of all GW students study abroad, with access to more than 300 programs worldwide. Our faculty lead classes, serve as visiting scholars, and conduct their research on every major continent. From our Washington, D.C., campus, students and faculty access major international organizations and think tanks to form linkages with their academic fields. 

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Graduate & Professional Programs

As a graduate or professional student at GW, you will engage in research- and practice-based programs that extend far beyond our classrooms and campuses and contribute to your personal, professional, and intellectual growth. With more than 200 master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs, in numerous locations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, you can find the program that is right for you. 

Explore our Graduate and Professional Programs

Explore our range of graduate and professional programs to help you identify subjects of interest. Browse by academic interest areas, school, degree type, location, and schedule options, or view a full list of all GW graduate and professional subjects, including:

  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Administration, & Management
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Education & Teacher Preparation
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts & Design
  • Human Resources & Organizational Studies
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Media & Communication
  • Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Museum Education & Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science, Political Management & Advocacy
  • Professional Studies
  • Psychology & Counseling
  • Public Health & Health Services
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Security & Public Safety
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

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Research Fellowships

Each year about 30 percent of eligible honors students receive research fellowships. The Undergraduate Center for National Fellowship Competitions provides information and advice on the Rhodes, Fulbright and other programs open to undergraduates.

Professors on the Town

Through GW’s “Professors on the Town” series, small groups of students and faculty in the University Honors Program explore the Washington area’s wealth of cultural offerings, from a concert at the Black Cat  to a tour of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s estate in Charlottesville, Va.

University Symposium

Each semester, the Honors Program’s University Symposium focuses on topics such as “Who’s Afraid of Intelligent Design?” Often one of the most memorable events in a student’s education, the three-day weekend affords open access to noted guest lecturers in discussion groups and over meals.

University Writing Program

Students have access to a broad variety of opportunities to improve their writing. The University Writing Program consists of a special freshman-year class dedicated to writing fundamentals in a topical setting. Students also take upper-level writing courses in the disciplines of their choosing.