Prospective Graduate Students

We're thrilled you are considering joining our community! The Office of Graduate Affairs serves as a hub for prospective graduate students to learn more about the resources George Washington University has to offer.


Office of Graduate Admissions: this office provides resources for prospective students to learn about the application process, how to formally enroll at GW, and opportunities to visit campus.

In addition to centralized services in the Office of Graduate Admissions, each school has their own admissions representatives to assist prospective students with admissions information specific to their program.

Graduate Program Offerings

The George Washington University offers more than 230 master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs to fit the needs and interests of any student.




Funding Your Graduate Education 

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




Moving to 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 metrorail 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. 

The George Washington University is committed to excellence in student services by providing resources that support students both inside and outside the classroom.

Student Services and Professional Development

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

Health, Well-being, and Safety

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

Technology and Library Services
  • Information Technology: provides resources for students to access the GW network and technology resources
  • GW Libraries: GW has three library locations with research assistance, writing center and tutoring services