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Graduate Admissions


Whether you want to advance your current career or start on a fresh path, we’re confident you will find what you’re looking for at GW. With more than 200 graduate programs in 10 schools and colleges, there’s a program here that will fit your interests and lifestyle. If you want to work in labs with researchers who are changing the world or take a metro ride to class after work to study with world-renowned faculty, GW offers the variety and flexibility to meet your needs. With our graduate education, the relationships you build with your fellow students and faculty members will become a network of Colonials you’ll carry with you.

Flexible Programs

We welcome graduate students with diverse backgrounds. Our graduate student population includes everyone from those who recently completed undergraduate degrees to those who’ve been in the workforce for years or who have families and unique schedules. With a varied group of students, it is important that we provide options for study. Our programs are not only flexible in what and when you can study, but also where you can learn. We offer both full- and part-time programs. You can study with us in the heart of D.C. or in Virginia at either our Virginia Science and Technology Campus or one of our graduate education centers in Alexandria or Arlington. We also offer more than 100 online programs where you earn the same degree as students who study in the classroom.

As a GW student you can learn from anywhere; Foggy Bottom; Mount Vernon; Virginia Science & Technology; Arlington & Alexandria, Virginia; OnlineAs a GW student you can learn from anywhere; Foggy Bottom; Mount Vernon; Virginia Science & Technology; Arlington & Alexandria, Virginia; Online


15,000+ Graduate Students (7,500+ Full-Time, 7,500+ Part-Time)



230+ Master's, Doctoral and Certificate Programs



2,600+ International Graduate Students from 115 Countries



Average Class Size is 21 Students



Diego Lucero

Diego Lucero

Professional MBA, 2016

“The university has outstanding benefits for service members and the Military and Veterans Office provides excellent guidance on veteran-specific services. Some of my best experiences at GW were in the short-term study abroad programs I participated in. They exposed me to countries I would have never imagined I would work in and taught me how to operate on the international stage.”

Costs & Aid

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With student assistance programs like scholarships, graduate assistantships and fellowships, and various financial aid options including loans and grants, GW is an affordable option for any student who’d like to come here.