Prospective Graduate Students

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Columbian College is a magnet for top scholars and a catalyst for learning and discovery. Our 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.

Hone your expertise in subjects as diverse as public policy, art therapy, forensic sciences and LGBT health policy and practice.

Whatever your pathway ahead, you will be prepared for professional success through an education steeped in rigorous scholarship and practical application.

Join the Graduate Programs Virtual Open House: October 17–26

Registration is open for the 2023 CCAS Graduate Programs Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific info sessions and opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and our admissions team.

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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.

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Questions About Applying?

Book an appointment with a CCAS admissions representative! We offer meetings for prospective students and current applicants.


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"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."

Aaron Gauthier
MS '20, Data Science