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Graduate Virtual Open House

Join us Monday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 28!

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) Graduate Virtual Open House is the perfect opportunity to learn more about graduate study at GW and the 90+ graduate degree and certificate programs within CCAS. You will also have a chance to engage with current GW graduate students, faculty and our admissions team, who will be available to answer your questions, guide you through the application process and tell you about the resources GW has to offer.
 

Register to Attend

 


Welcome From the CCAS Dean

 

 

Benefits for Attendees

Tailored to You

This two-week virtual series is designed to be custom-tailored to your interests. Feel free to attend one session — or all of them! Once you register, you will have access to all events in the series, allowing you to select the best fit for your schedule.

 

Bonus: Application Fee Waiver

Application fee waiver available to all attendees who apply to a CCAS graduate program and submit a complete application by the program deadline. Please refer to our program directory to view all program deadlines.

 


Event Schedule

 

Everything kicks off Monday, Oct. 18, at 12:30 p.m. with our opening session on tips and best practices for applying to graduate school. 

Each day we will offer specialized webinars on various admissions topics in addition to program-specific information sessions run by faculty members. Each event is structured as a 15–30 minute information session followed by a Q&A to answer questions about graduate programs and the admissions process to GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

At the end of each week, you can connect with our admissions staff and ask questions in a special online chat.

All sessions will be recorded and posted to this webpage at the conclusion of Open House.

All sessions listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Opening Session

Tips and Best Practices for Applying to Graduate School | 12:30 p.m. | Passcode GW21
Hear from our experienced admissions team who will provide some helpful tips on making your application for admission stand above the rest! 

Program Information Session(s)

  • Forensic Sciences (MFS, MS, Graduate Certificate)  | 2:30 p.m.
  • Organizational Sciences (MA) | 6 p.m.

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Featured Session

CCAS Funding your Graduate Education | 10 a.m. | Passcode GW21
This session will cover the types of funding opportunities for Master's and PhD programs including how to apply for funding, special funding initiatives and how to find additional sources of funding.

Program Information Session(s)

  • Statistics (MS, PhD) | 9 a.m. 
  • Applied Economics (MS) | 12 p.m. 
  • Trachtenberg School Application Workshop (MPA, MPP, MA, PhD) | 6 p.m. 

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Featured Session

CCAS Faculty Q&A | 1 p.m. | Passcode GW21
Hear first-hand from some of our distinguished CCAS faculty members who will speak on topics such as the classroom experience, what makes a graduate education from GW unique and what makes a competitive applicant.

Program Information Session(s)

  • Data Science (MS, Graduate Certificate) | 10 a.m.
  • History (MA, PhD) | 11 a.m.
  • Museum Studies (MA, Graduate Certificate) | 12 p.m.
  • Trachtenberg School Overview (MPA, MPP, MA, PhD) | 12 p.m.

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Program Information Session(s)

  • English (MA, PhD) | 10 a.m. 
  • Political Science (MA, PhD) | 12 p.m.
  • Communication Management (MA) | 8 p.m.

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Chat Session

Chat with our Admissions Team | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Have a few lingering questions? We have the answers! Click on the blue "live chat" icon in the bottom right corner of this webpage, and our admissions team will be available to answer any of your remaining questions about the application process. 

Program Information Session(s)

  • Bioinformatics and Molecular Biochemistry (MS) | 9 a.m. 
  • Anatomical and Translational Sciences (MS, Graduate Certificate) | 10 a.m. 
  • Speech-Language Pathology (MA) | 1 p.m. 

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Featured Session

Grad2Grad Benefits for GW Undergrads | 4 p.m. | Passcode GW21
Current GW undergraduate students are eligible to participate in the Grad2Grad program to continue graduate study at CCAS and receive a tuition discount. This session is exclusively for current GW undergrads. 
Leave your questions here!

Program Information Session(s)

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Featured Session

CCAS Student and Alumni Q&A | 5:30 p.m. | Passcode GW21
Join current CCAS graduate students for a Q&A, where you can ask them questions you may have – from finding housing to balancing academics and work to recommendations for the best Thai food carryout. Get to know what life as a GW graduate student is really like!
Leave your questions here!

Program Information Session(s)

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Featured Session

Prospective International Student Forum | 9 a.m. | Passcode GW21
Hear from our staff and current international students about ways in which GW supports our international student community. In addition, we will have an open discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the application and enrollment process.
Leave your questions here!

Program Information Session(s)

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Closing Sessions

Chat with our Admissions Team | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Still have a few lingering questions? We have the answers! Click on the blue "live chat" icon in the bottom right corner of this webpage, and our admissions team will be available to answer any of your remaining questions about the application process.

Meet Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Chad Heap | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Passcode GW21
To close out our two-week Open House, meet Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Chad Heap online via an interactive Zoom. He’s ready to chat with you and answer any questions you may have. 
Leave your questions here!

Program Information Session(s)

Use passcode GW21 for all sessions.

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected].