Geography Students in the Artic


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with a Columbian College graduate degree.



Graduate Applicants



Graduate Students


Columbian College’s doctoral, master’s and graduate certificate programs offer a transformative experience, connecting students with some of the most influential leaders and institutions while partnering with public and private organizations in the nation’s capital and around the globe.

Our graduate students are prepared for academic and professional advancement through an education steeped in rigorous scholarship and practical application.


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How to Apply





Attend an Info Session

Attend an in-person or online information session to learn more about our programs, get your questions answered and meet our admissions staff and faculty.

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Fund Your Education

To help you pursue advanced education, Columbian College offers a number of funding opportunities, including scholarships, fellowships and loan assistance.

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Why Columbian College?

Flexibility Applicant Benefits


Most Columbian College graduate programs offer evening and/or online classes to accommodate working professionals and busy schedules.

Location Applicant Benefits


GW's Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology Campuses feature cutting-edge facilities and world-renowned faculty.

Networking Applicant Benefits


GW boasts an extensive alumni network that covers all 50 states, D.C. and more than 120 countries around the world.

Choice Applicant Benefits


Columbian College offers nearly 100 graduate certificates, master's degrees and doctoral programs across 42 departments and programs.

The GW Experience


Kean McDermott, BA Geography 2014

Kean McDermott

BA '14, Geography, Environmental Studies
Graduate Certificate '17, GIS

"In my time here, the professors' doors have always been open. They're always there to talk and go over research ideas with you. I've always felt that I had the support I need to pursue the research that I'd like to pursue."

Visit GW

GW Campus Tour

Graduate Campus Tours

Register for a one-hour tour of our Foggy Bottom Campus. Led by a current graduate student, tours are held on most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m.

GW Virtual Tour

GW Virtual Tour

Get a feel for GW's campuses and surrounding areas with our Virtual Tour. This multimedia interactive map is full of facts about our facilities and history.