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An advanced degree in the arts and sciences can enhance your on-the-job professional skills, set you apart in the workforce, or prepare you for a successful career in academia. From Environmental Resource Policy to Organizational Sciences, Columbian College graduate work focuses on the advanced challenges of our time. Our graduate students are career-ready and in high-demand for a variety of legislative, managerial, curatorial, research, artistic, and academic pursuits.
Many of our disciplines—including English, History, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, and Speech and Hearing Sciences—are ranked among the best in the country, and we are pioneers in the growing fields of Art Therapy, Forensic Sciences, and LGBT studies. Our alumni enjoy rewarding careers in academia, in the federal government, at research institutes, and in the corporate and non-profit sectors.
Explore this website to find a program to fit your interests and advance your potential. For additional information, send an email to Brandon Boulter.
Who We Are
Associate Dean of Graduate Students Tara Wallace is fascinated by British culture, which is easy to understand considering she’s the daughter of an Oxford-educated Indian civil Service officer who served the British Raj before joining the government of independent India. The English professor has published multiple books, including her most recent Imperial Characters: An Exploration of Postcolonial Literature. She’s currently research Sir Walter Scott and how his novels depict and interpret monarchy. Read More.
Painting, drawing, and sculpting as means to express what may be verbally inexpressible are at the heart of the increasingly popular field of art therapy. At GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the healing power of art is fully realized through an Art Therapy Program that boasts modern new studio spaces, a counseling center for hands-on immersion in therapeutic techniques, and an expanded 61-credit curriculum to facilitate professional licensure upon graduation.
GW doctoral candidate in biology Jonah Choiniere and Michael D. Pittman, a graduate student at University College London, discovered a new species of raptor dinosaur, called “Linheraptor exquisitus,” that will help scientists further describe the physical appearance of other closely related dinosaurs.