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Turn your passion into results
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.

 

 


Deadlines for Fall Enrollment

 

  • February 1: Deadline to be considered for funding opportunities
  • April 1: General graduate application deadline


Please note that application deadlines vary by program. To learn the deadline for your program, please consult the GW Graduate Program Finder.

 


Join Us Online

 

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Tips for Applying to Grad School

Join our webinar to get advice from the Columbian College admissions team on how to make your application stand above the rest!

Register for the March 1 Event

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Graduate Information Sessions

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

Check the Full Session Schedule

 


 

2800 Graduate Students

 

534 Full-time faculty

 

80,000+ columbian college alumni

 

 


Get to Know Columbian College

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Explore

Explore Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs. Discover connections that will broaden your perspective and enrich your education on a path toward a life and career that will shape the world. At GW, you benefit from the quality of our academic programs, the experience of your peers, the expertise of our faculty and the proximity of the campus.

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Learn More

Learn more about renowned faculty, academics, admissions, events, and how to keep up to date with campus happenings. Here you can dive deep into our program offerings and graduate student experience through informational fairs and online chats and webinars. Our graduate admissions team is available to help you navigate the application process and help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

 

 

 

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Apply

The first step in your graduate student journey is applying to graduate school. Admission to the college is selective. Prospective students must have demonstrated academic excellence and hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. We are here to help you with application tips and best practices as well as answers to FAQs regarding the application process.

Step Four: You have been admitted

Admit

You're in! Congratulations are in order as your hard work has earned you a place within the GW Columbian College. Access to leading educators and thinkers, state-of-the-art facilities and vast educational resources help our students on their journey to becoming leaders and innovators in communities around the world. We look forward to you joining our diverse group of more than 14,000 graduate students from all 50 states and 130 countries.

 


Funding and Cost

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We know that attending graduate school can be a big decision, especially when it comes to financing your education. Columbian College offers a variety of funding opportunities, including program-level scholarships and merit-based awards. Several offices at GW are also dedicated to providing assistance with financial aid, fellowships and grants.

 

 

 


Sample testimonial

Aaron Gauthier

MS '20, Data Science

"I honestly cannot say that I had a favorite class. Each class taught me something new, gave me a new perspective and challenged my thinking."