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Doctoral Programs

Each year, the George Washington University awards an impressive range of doctoral degrees—the most advanced and prestigious degrees that universities confer. Most of our doctoral programs take full advantage of the Washington region’s rich opportunities for research and practice, from global policy institutions to high-tech centers.

Although all doctoral programs are rooted in research and scholarship, some of them are designed primarily to train researchers, while others prepare professionals in a field of practice.

To find a graduate program, either click on the type of program below or go to Graduate Program Finder to discover more.

Research-Oriented Programs

GW offers research-oriented Ph.D. programs in the natural and biomedical sciences and engineering, as well as in the humanities and social sciences.

Practice-Based Programs

Mentored opportunities to hone professional skills at the Washington area’s many schools, clinics, hospitals and other facilities are a critical part of GW’s practice-oriented doctoral programs.

Doctoral Research Funding

A variety of internal and external doctoral research and funding is available to help our students pursue a doctoral program.