As a graduate student at Columbian College, you will be part of a thriving community of scholars. 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 their communities—and across the world.
Nestled in the heart of the nation’s capital, GW’s main campuses include the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campuses. Foggy Bottom Campus is home to the university’s signature schools and blocks from world-renowned D.C. institutions. A few miles away, Mount Vernon Campus provides a retreat from the city and a more traditional college atmosphere.
Strategically located in the Northern Virginia technology corridor in Ashburn, Va., the expansive VSTC is home to numerous graduate programs, research labs and institutes focused on interdisciplinary STEM-H research from biological and health sciences to big data and analytics.
Libraries and Facilities
The GW Libraries support the research and learning goals of students and faculty. You will have access to a wide range of library services, from book borrowing and study rooms to support for scholarly communication and electronic theses and dissertations.
With smaller spaces like the student-run Gallery 102 to D.C. historic landmarks like Lisner Auditorium and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s Flagg Building, GW is one of the most stimulating places to learn, observe and engage in the arts. On-campus spaces are used by university and visiting artists and performers alike.
- Art Therapy Gallery
- Blackbox Theatre
- Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre
- Flagg Building
- Gallery 102
- The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
- Lisner Auditorium
- Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The School of Media and Public Affairs provides a wide array of state-of-the-art production and broadcasting facilities enabling students to learn and use industry-standard equipment. Students interested in studying foreign languages can make use of the Language Center, which offers a media room with state-of-the-art computers and software and media dedicated to language studies.
- School of Media and Public Affairs Facilities
- Richard Eaton Broadcast Studio
- Jack Morton Auditorium
- The Language Center
Your academic department and faculty adviser will be your first point of contact for information and support. Together with Columbian College staff and administrators, they can answer questions about academic policies and procedures, resolve any problems and direct you to specialized services.
Academic Commons serves as a one-stop resource for many academic services campus-wide such as peer tutoring, writing and research assistance, fellowship and research opportunities, language support, study skills, workshops, and more.
The GW Writing Center is an inclusive space, serving the GW community. The Writing Center cultivates skilled, confident writers by facilitating conversations at all stages of the writing process. Working alongside peer mentors, writers develop strategies to write independently in academic and public settings.
The Language Center
The Language Center supports language teaching, learning, and research at the George Washington University. We provide resources and services to ensure the highest caliber language teaching for GWU students, faculty, departments, and programs.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program
EAP's mission is to socialize international students who speak English as a second or additional language into our academic discourse community by helping them build an academic skill set that will benefit them in their GW coursework and professional career.
Student Support Services
Colonial Health Center
The GW Colonial Health Center provides medical and counselling services, including mental health services. They also provide a comprehensive student health insurance plan with optional vision and dental coverage.
GW and Columbian College offer a number of funding opportunities and resources to help you pursue your advanced degree. From scholarships and fellowships to federal aid and loan assistance, we have several offices on campus ready to assist you.
Disability Support Services
GW works collaboratively across the university to enable all of our students to participate fully in university life, derive the greatest benefit from their educational experiences and achieve maximum personal success.
Career and Employment Services
In partnership with other university resources, the Center for Career Services offers programs and services to Columbian College graduate students that build on the objectives of the engaged liberal arts, focus on transforming knowledge into action and facilitate the pursuit of productive and engaged citizenship.
Safety and Security
GW is committed to helping all members of our community provide for their own safety and security. From the strategic placement of blue-light emergency phones on campus to emergency medical response, transportation services and victim assistance, the GW Office of Safety & Security works to maintain and enhance the safety and security of our campuses.
Student Services Hub
Student Financial and Registration Services is a customer service organization bringing together the offices of Student Financial Assistance, Student Accounts, and Registrar in a friendly, centralized, service-culture setting.
Campus Recreation provides programming for GW's diverse community in the areas f intramural and sport clubs, fitness and wellness instructions and informal recreational opportunities.
- Admitted Graduate Students