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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. 

Find a graduate or professional program

Explore our 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:

  • Health policy, ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Law, ranked #4 for intellectual property law by U.S. News & World Report
  • Political Science, ranked #36 by U.S. News & World Report

Tuition, fees and housing

Tuition and fees

The Student Accounts Office maintains tuition and fees for all GW schools and colleges as well as a variety of payment options available to students interested in graduate study.

Housing and living expenses

Although most graduate students live off-campus, housing on the Foggy Bottom campus is available in a limited capacity. The GW Off-Campus Housing Service can help you find housing or roommates.

Living expenses vary considerably depending on students' housing and lifestyle preferences. The following is an estimate of the minimum costs for graduate students in the Washington metropolitan area (excluding tuition and fees):

  • Housing, meals, transportation and personal expenses (full year): $20,742
  • Books and supplies (academic year): $500
  • Health insurance (estimate for full year): $2,258

Funding your graduate education

Graduate students can fund their education in a variety of ways including assistantships, financial aid and employment. Students often utilize multiple resources.

Next steps

Find a Graduate Program

With more than 200 master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs, you can find the program that is right for you.