Combined Degree Programs

 

GW Combined Degree Programs

 

Columbian College offers 35 combined degree programs that enable qualified students to graduate ahead of their peers, placing them on a fast-track to academic achievement and professional success.

By combining work toward a Bachelor of Arts or Science with requirements for a Graduate Certificate or a Master of Arts, Science, Forensic Science, Public Administration or Public Policy, students may complete two degree programs in less than six years. In some cases, depending on qualifying AP credits, participants may finish even sooner.

 


How to Apply

Students may not apply until after completing 75 undergraduate credits and must apply no later than the semester before their final undergraduate year. An online application in the GW Student Portal is not required. Instead, applicants must complete the Combined Degree Application form.

 

STEP 1

Use the Explore Combined Degree Programs directory to find the combined degree program you would like to apply to, and click the link to view the department’s combined degree page. The department’s combined degree page should provide application information, including a list of which application materials (in addition to the Combined Degree Application form) you must submit to the department in order to be reviewed for admission. If the department website does not supply this information, please email the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) of the graduate program you wish to apply to request more information. Please use the Graduate Program Directors directory at the bottom of this page to find the name and email of the DGS. 

 

STEP 2

Before submitting the CombinedDegree Application form (and other application materials if any) to the DGS, you must first obtain the signature of the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for your undergraduate program. Please view the department webpage of your undergraduate major to find the name and email of the DUS. Most department web pages have a People tab where this information can be found.

 

STEP 3

Submit the Combined DegreeApplication form (and other application materials if any) to the DGS of the graduate program you wish to apply to. Please use the Graduate Program Directors directory at the bottom of this page to find the name and email of the DGS. 

 

STEP 4

The DGS will review your application materials and then mark their admission decision on the Combined Degree Application form. If the applicant is denied, the DGS will notify the applicant by email and copy [email protected]. If admitted, the DGS will forward the form to CCAS Graduate Studies at [email protected], and that office will email you an admission letter, along with enrollment information.

 


Justine Benanty GW Columbian College Combined Degree Program anthropology

Justine Benanty

BA '09, Archaeology
MA '10, Anthropology

"I completed my BA and MA in GW's Anthropology Department, and began my career within its walls. Due to their expertise in archaeology and anthropology, I have developed skills to make a real impact in my field."


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