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Anthropology is the study of human difference and diversity in the present and the past. In its broad focus on humanity, anthropology brings together the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
GW anthropology is committed to integrating humanistic and scientific perspectives while pursuing advanced research of the highest quality. A GW Master of Arts in Anthropology signals that the holder can synthesize diverse data about human beings, a skill increasingly valued in a variety of professions and academic settings.
Our departmental graduate program is highly interactive in which students move easily among disciplines within the department and interact with other programs and institutions. Graduate research is generally in one of two areas 1) cell and molecular biology, and 2) systematics, evolution, and ecology. Students in the program often take advantage of other researchers, faculty, and facilities at GW and elsewhere in the Washington area. These include the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) grants the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering through the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The Master of Science program in biomedical engineering at GW is a 30-credit-hour graduate program, which can include a 6-credit master’s thesis. The Ph.D.
The PhD in Genomics and Bioinformatics program is designed to develop research scientists in areas where the principles and methods of cell and systems biology, biochemistry and genetics are applied to the study of human diseases.
The PhD in Microbiology and Immunology program provides flexible, rigorous training that prepares students to become independent research scientists in the areas of molecular virology, molecular parasitology and immunology.
Neuroscience uses tools in a wide variety of disciplines—psychology, anatomy, electrophysiology, molecular biology, medicine, pharmacology and biochemistry—to provide desperately needed scientific breakthroughs for the millions of people affected by neurologic illnesses.
The PhD in Pharmacology and Physiology program centers on biological systems, including the interaction of molecules (drugs), function integration of organ systems and how cells regulate ionic metabolic fluxes under normal and pathophysiological states.
Our students receive intensive training in applied and theoretical biostatistics, statistical inference, probability theory and statistical genetics. They apply these skills to the design and analysis of epidemiological investigations, evaluation studies and other public health challenges.
Professional opportunities for graduates exist in academia and research centers, private consulting firms and agencies of the federal government.
The doctoral program in Business Administration prepares students for full-time careers as business academics. Working with a distinguished faculty, students develop expertise in research and scholarship and learn to contribute as vital members of a dynamic community of scholars. Graduates aspire to faculty appointments at internationally recognized business schools, and plan to balance teaching and active research.
For the Fall 2020 semester, the Ph.D. in Business Administration offers the following concentrations: Decision Sciences and International Business.
Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students have extraordinary opportunities to learn about the state-of-the-art in their studies. Environmental engineering students use one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment plants as a real-world laboratory to improve the water quality of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Structural engineering students study earthquake engineering, extreme event design of structures and bridge design on a state-of-the-art, six-degrees-of-freedom earthquake simulator.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, as well as two professional degrees (engineer and applied scientist) in computer engineering. It also offers a graduate certificate in high-performance computing. Graduate students can choose from among the following areas of focus: MEMS, electronics, and photonics (microelectronics and VLSI systems).
GW's Department of Computer Science offers a Ph.D. and M.S.
The mission of the program represents a commitment to develop advanced knowledge, skills and commitment to the counseling profession, especially in the areas of: Leadership and administration Research and program evaluation Counselor education and supervision Individual and group counseling Ethical and professional practice Personal dignity, social responsibility and multicultural awareness
The programs examine research and reflective practice related to curriculum, teaching and learning, teacher education and broader educational policies.
The program applies curriculum and instruction research and practice in the context of educational reform for diverse student populations. Students become part of a community that links scholars with practicing professionals, policymakers and educational organizations.
Economics looks at choices under scarcity and how these choices affect production, market prices, national output, unemployment, inflation, economic growth and the use and distribution of resources within and across nations. GW’s graduate economics program involves topics ranging from microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics to subject areas chosen from labor economics, international economics and the economics of industry. It is part of the social and behavioral sciences program in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
The doctoral program specialized in helping students develop a depth of research skills appropriate for an analyst shaping the education policy surrounding a school setting. The Ed.D. in Education Policy prepares researchers and analysts to advance knowledge and improve practice for the purposes of promoting excellence, equity, and efficiency in educational systems and organizations.
GW’s Educational Leadership and Administration program has garnered national recognition from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and is nationally accredited and recognized as a program of distinction by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
GW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees and two professional degrees (engineer and applied scientist) in electrical engineering. Graduate students choose focus areas from the following: applied electromagnetics; communications and networks; electrical power and energy; electronic, photonics, and MEMS (VLSI stystems and microelectronics); signal and image processing; systems and controls.
Designed for the technical manager who needs a broad education to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors, GW’s engineering management program provides graduate education in the most current management techniques for technological and scientific organizations.
Graduate seminars are offered on a variety of subjects and time periods each semester. Special strengths include medieval and early modern studies, 19th century studies, and contemporary literatures. Students and faculty work closely together in the classroom as well as outside, especially through the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, the 19th century studies seminar, the Wang Visiting Scholars series, and special events.
The Environmental and Occupational Health Department is at the center of national and global conversations about the role of science in protecting workers, the public and the environment from toxic substances and dangerous conditions. Faculty and staff in the department have earned a national reputation as researchers and leaders in articulating how public health science is best used in regulatory decision making.
The PhD in Environmental Health will develop innovative researchers in environmental health focusing on developing new knowledge in methods or applications of environmental health sciences that translate to environmental public health policy and practice. Our graduates will have in-depth knowledge and experience at the intersection of quantitative and biological sciences and their applications.
Our graduate program prepares students to conduct epidemiological research, undertake evaluation studies and monitor population health status in academic, governmental, private sector and community health settings.
Opportunities exist for our students to collaborate with experts from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, National Center for Health Statistics, Food and Drug Administration and many other federal research agencies.
The DrPH in Global Health program trains mid-career global health professional to apply critical thinking and rigorous research methods to the complex practical problems facing practitioners and policymakers in public health practice.
Students apply research and analytic skills to a range of implementation, evaluation and advocacy needs of various cultural and socioeconomic groups and communities.
As more information about the structure, process and outcomes of health care emerges and the science of quality expands, quality improvement is emerging as an area of expertise in the industry. GW’s master’s program, delivered online, was developed to meet the emerging demand for quality and for patient-safety specialists who have the capacity and competence to grow and sustain a culture of continuous improvement at all levels and within all sectors of the health care delivery system.
Students in the master's program in higher education administration acquire the skills and knowledge needed for success in their chosen field. They undertake coursework, internships and other professional opportunities.
Students delve into history with GW’s world-renowned scholars. The program's proximity to some of the most important research repositories in the world—the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Security Archive and the Smithsonian museums—makes GW an ideal place to examine a variety of fields, from Renaissance Europe to the Cold War, and from imperial and colonial studies to modern American political and social history.
Human and organizational learning is an interdisciplinary approach that offers insights about people facing complex issues concerning individual and organizational effectiveness. The Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning provides professionals, managers and consultants with a foundation in relevant theories, concepts and practices.
The human paleobiology doctoral program is the graduate education and training effort of the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, which promotes interdisciplinary research on human evolution. Because fossils, artifacts and genomes are complex and mostly indirect sources of data for testing evolutionary hypotheses, research questions in human evolutionary studies exemplify the importance of an interdisciplinary approach.
This is a highly specialized, research-oriented program open only to individuals with outstanding academic qualifications and demonstrated research interests in their field of study.
The Law School admits a very limited number of candidates for the S.J.D. degree. Applicants to the degree program must include a research proposal and dissertation topic approved by a full-time Law School faculty member who has agreed to serve as the faculty adviser if the applicant is admitted.
Faculty expertise covers a wide range of research fields, including analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, applied math (including numerical analysis), combinatorics, logic, topology and knot theory. With about 30 graduate students and 20 faculty members, there is lively interaction as well as extensive individual attention. All graduate students have individual advisers throughout their enrollment, starting from the time of admission. New students also receive peer advisers.
GW’s mechanical and aerospace engineering program boasts areas of excellence in nanotechnology, biomimetics, biomedical engineering, and energy, in addition to its strengths in the discipline’s traditional fields.
Our goal is to provide students with a high level of nursing expertise, as well as enhance their professional leadership skills. Our versatile distance-based programs offer the high-quality education people expect from GW, while maintaining the flexibility and convenience of online learning. These programs provide students from around the world with virtual access to the resources and experts at GW, as well as the chance to apply this knowledge directly in their current careers.
The advanced practice Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program trains practicing occupational therapists to engage as clinician-scholars in a multidirectional and interprofessional integration of basic research, client-oriented research, and population-based research, with the long-term aim of measuring and improving the health of the public, especially in the clinical area of post-acute care. The 36-credit program is delivered in a creative and innovative online format.
The D.P.T. program reflects the mission of The George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences: teaching with creativity and dedication; healing with quality and compassion; and discovering with imagination and innovation.
The Department of Physics is part of the natural, mathematical and biomedical sciences discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers undergraduate degrees in physics and biophysics and graduate physics degrees, both an M.S. and Ph.D.
As part of the social and behavioral sciences discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the program examines politics on a national and international scale, with emphases on American politics, comparative politics and international relations.
Offered through the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ social and behavioral sciences discipline, the professional psychology program teaches students clinical research methods for new discoveries. Students receive in-depth psychodynamic training that combines extensive practical experience with classes on scientific foundations of psychology taught by seasoned clinicians, scholars and researchers. Students also study cognitive behavioral, systems and community consultation approaches.
The PhD in Applied Social Psychology program trains students to apply social psychological theories and methods to understand and address major health problems and health disparities.
The PhD in Clinical Psychology program follows the scientist-practitioner model. In this American Psychological Association-accredited program, students are trained as applied researchers and scientists, developing skills in the research methods used to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention and treatment of emotional, behavioral and interpersonal problems.
The PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience program trains students to become independent scientists who perform research in academic and research institutions. Unlike clinical neuropsychology programs, this doctoral program does not provide any training in diagnosing or treating brain or neurological disorders.
The Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology Doctoral Program, a degree in psychology offered through the Department of Organizational Sciences & Communication, provides graduate education in areas such as personnel selection, training and development, work motivation, leadership, work teams, and organizational development. The program of study is designed in accordance with guidelines established by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Division 14, APA).
Our curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary, applied research in public policy and administration and related subfields as it prepares students for traditional faculty or public-policy research positions.
Trachtenberg School classes are held on the Foggy Bottom Campus. Most classes are in the evenings, enabling full-time and part-time students to pursue their degree while working.
The Ph.D. is a 72-credit program offered through the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration; the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences grants the degree.
The PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health degree enhances students’ focus on implementation of programs, evaluations of policies, and advocacy needs of various cultural and socioeconomic groups and communities.
The doctoral program in special education utilizes a transdisciplinary approach to the preparation of special education scholars and leaders. The program is designed to support the development of doctoral students as they acquire knowledge in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and the developmental sciences in an effort to meaningfully translate that knowledge to the most pressing issues to special education today.
Statistics plays an important role throughout society, providing methodologies for advances in medicine, genetics and other research arenas, and for making decisions in business and public policy. Statistics is part of the natural, mathematical and biomedical sciences field in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
The Ph.D. program offers faculty expertise in statistical genetics, inference, Bayesian statistics, robust inference, computational statistics, reliability, statistics in law and regulatory policy, and probabilistic analysis of algorithms.
The systems engineering program provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the life cycle, with faculty and students exploring case studies and methodologies from NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. corporations.
Graduates of the Ph.D. in Translational Health Sciences program will generate, implement, and disseminate evidence to improve health and healthcare. Graduates will work across organizational barriers to engage a range of stakeholders (including scientists, policymakers, and consumers) in identifying, designing, and testing innovations in everyday healthcare practice and education.