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The George Washington University

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Washington, DC

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Overview

The George Washington University / Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor (MPA/JD)
(Graduate Certificate)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Arts (MA)
(Certificate)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Policy (JD/MPP)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Public Policy (PhD/MPP)
Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Doctor of Psychology (Psy D)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 856
Doctoral Degrees 126
Other Advanced Degrees 120

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,223
Applied
3,300
Accepted
1,090
Enrolled
46%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

2,739
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
62%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.86%
Black or African American 7.01%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 5.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 2.45%
Unknown 4.45%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

1,067
Total faculty
Full-time - 560
Part-time - 507
Male (582)
Female (485)

Location & Contact

Address 2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC  20052
United States
Contact Ben Vinson III
Dean
Email: bvinson3@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-6130