Translational Health Sciences

Graduates of the Ph.D. in Translational Health Sciences program will generate, implement, and disseminate evidence to improve health and healthcare. Graduates will work across organizational barriers to engage a range of stakeholders (including scientists, policymakers, and consumers) in identifying, designing, and testing innovations in everyday healthcare practice and education.

Environmental and Green Chemistry

Growing public awareness about the state of the environment, chemical product safety, and new chemical regulatory policies is driving demand for leaders who are able to understand the science underlying environmental challenges and thus develop innovative solutions. The Master of Science in Environmental and Green Chemistry, offered through GW’s Department of Chemistry, develops the experts needed with an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters proficiency in evaluating the state of the environment and designing greener technologies.

Nuclear Policy

This 15-credit graduate certificate will provide a broad knowledge of nuclear security, non-proliferation and arms control issues, as well as broader security and energy policy issues in an international affairs context. Unique to this certificate is the requirement of a hands-on scientific analysis course for non-scientists. Students will gain detailed knowledge of contemporary issues, critical thinking skills, and laboratory experience from expert faculty within the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Strategic Management & Executive Leadership for Law Enforcement

As law enforcement officials advance through the ranks, they are trusted with increased managerial responsibilities and formal training in the fundamentals of their new roles is critically important. This graduate certificate program provides the managerial, planning and communication skills required of senior law enforcement professionals.


The Master of Arts degree in Philosophy develops the critical thinking, close reading, persuasive writing and oral communication skills needed for success in a doctoral program or teaching career. Students that graduate from this degree track often go on to obtain their PhD in Philosophy or a related field, such as political theory, biomedical ethics and gender studies. Others draw upon the broad base of philosophical knowledge to instruct at a secondary or two-year college level.

Immunohematology and Biotechnology

Immunohematology, also called blood banking, is a field within the Medical Laboratory Science profession that focuses on studying human immunologic reactions as they relate to disease processes and clinical manifestations of blood disorders. The clinical laboratory has traditionally used conventional methods to perform tests and assays for the purpose of aiding in human disease diagnosis. Over the years, there have been significant advances in biotechnologies.

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The George Washington University's extensive academic programs, stimulating community and access to exceptional city assets provide a unique and extraordinary education experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. With a world-class faculty and numerous locations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, we're sure we offer a program that is right for you.

Undergraduate Admissions

Each year we receive applications from competitive and talented candidates, and we look for students who have the academic preparation, personal qualities and motivation to thrive in our environment.

Every year, we welcome freshmen, transfer students and international students to our campus. Each of these groups has specific application requirements. Please consult the information that pertains to your application status to determine your requirements. We accept the Common Application, which must be submitted electronically.

Graduate Admissions

GW offers more than 200 master's, doctoral and graduate certificate programs designed to fit our students' needs.

Admissions requirements and criteria vary by school and program, and the processing of your application and admissions decisions are handled by the individual school. If you have questions regarding your application, admission requirements, or timelines, contact the admissions office for the program to which you are applying. You may apply online through our Graduate Application Center

Opportunity Comes Knocking

For each of the past 25 years, the George Washington University has offered eight deserving and inspiring DC seniors the opportunity of a lifetime: the opportunity to pursue higher education at no cost.

The Stephen Joel Trachentberg Scholarship program has recognized eight District students each year since 1989 with the chance to pursue four years of schooling at GW at no cost. The university’s undergraduate admissions team selects nominated students based on GPA, SAT scores, course study, teacher recommendations, leadership qualities and extracurricular activities.

On a snowy morning with George and a camera crew in tow, GW President Steven Knapp surprised each hard-working senior at his or her school with the news that a college education was on us. Get to know each SJT scholar below, and watch the day unwind through social media and news articles in our Storify.