Current Graduate Students

The Office of Graduate Affairs looks forward to supporting you throughout your time as a graduate student at George Washington University! You can use this landing page to access university services and learn more about opportunities for current students. 


Academic Services
  • Office of the Registrar: this office provides assistance to graduate students to register for coursework and access transcripts.
  • Graduation: the Registrar provides instructions for graduating students to complete all university graduation requirements and commencement activities.
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertation Submission: the Office of Graduate Affairs provides instructions and support for students submitting their thesis or dissertation.
Funding your Graduate Education

The George Washington University is committed to making graduate education accessible to prospective students with a variety of funding resources.





Student Services
Professional Development

Center for Career Services: this office provides centralized professional development and career exploration services.In addition to centralized services in the Center for Career Services, each school has their own career services representatives to assist students with resources for their specific career field:

Individual Development Plan (IDP): an interactive framework to help PhD students and postdocs define and pursue their career goals in the sciences

Conducting Research

GW offers numerous opportunities for working on cutting-edge research under the supervision of world-class faculty through its graduate programs. Please visit the program website to learn more about opportunities in your field of interest. The following resources are available for all researchers at GW.

Technology & Library Services
  • Information Technology: provides resources for students to access the GW network, free software downloads, and other technology resources
  • GW Libraries: GW has three library locations with research assistance, writing center and tutoring services
Health, Well-being, and Safety

George Washington University is committed to providing resources for students’ physical, mental, emotional health and well-being.

Living in Washington DC

The Washington DC metropolitan area provides GW students with unparalleled access to cultural, political, and business institutions to accelerate their professional and personal growth.

  • Off Campus Housing Resources: online resources for students looking for housing off campus including property listings, a system to find a GW-affiliated roommate and renter education information.
  • Public Transportation: Washington DC has a comprehensive transit system (both metro rail and bus systems) that connects GW students with opportunities across the Capitol region. 
    • U-PASS: GW participates in the U-PASS program which provides full-time GW students with unlimited use of Metrorail and Metrobus for a discounted, flat fee.
  • Parking: GW has limited on-campus parking available for students. 
  • Student Discounts: GW student life comes with perks! Many businesses offer discounts to students with their email address or university ID.
  • Campus Life: There is always something happening on campus! GW hosts hundreds of events open to graduate students annually.

GW Policies

All members of the GW community are responsible for supporting the university’s mission by following the highest standards of ethical and lawful conduct in all academic, research and business activities. It is important to be familiar with the GW policies that ensure compliance and mitigate risk to students and the university.