George Washington University

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (50)
Journalism & Media (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)



Housed in a city unlike any other, our students gain an education unlike any other. The whole city is our classroom, and our students emerge not just with a diploma, but with experiences that could only happen at George Washington University.


GW’s unparalleled location and state-of-the-art facilities encourage students, faculty and staff to cultivate new collaborations and innovative solutions as they work with fellow researchers and policymakers alike.

If you’re destined to make a discovery, you’ll be right at home at GW. Here opportunities are endless and our partnerships with powerful institutions are longstanding.


Our professional career coaches have extensive experience working with students in career development, employment advising, internship preparation, interview skills and document preparation.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

As a portion of the Center for Student Engagement, GW Housing, in conjunction with Residential Engagement, the Division of Operations, Facilities Services, GW Safety and Security, and GW Information Technology, supports the academic experience of residential students by providing safe, scholarly-oriented communities. GW Housing also manages all aspects of the university's three-year residency requirement and summer housing program. We strive to foster and inclusive residential environment where students have opportunities to grow and develop into leaders, value civility and respect, and thrive as members of the GW community.

Library services

The GW Libraries organization is made up of three library buildings. Access to all three buildings is available to all GW students, faculty, staff, alumni and some visitors in certain circumstances. Access to electronic resources is available to anyone in the library buildings and remotely only to GW students, faculty, and staff. 

ICT services

The Division of Information Technology (IT) is the chief provider of technology infrastructure, services and applications at the George Washington University. The division partners with stakeholders across GW to equip students, staff and faculty with the technology know-how and tools necessary to achieve academic excellence.

Medical services

A healthy lifestyle is an important part of maintaining your grades, succeeding in your internship and growing at GW. We have plenty of resources to keep you healthy and active. Our Colonial Health Center offers confidential medical and mental health services, as well as health promotion and prevention services.

Student Life

Campus life

GW’s location in the heart of Washington, D.C., provides for unparalleled access to leading international institutions, multinational corporations, global media outlets, and the governments of 177 countries via their resident embassies.

Sports facilities

We don’t just cheer for our 27 NCAA Division 1 teams, we Raise High the Buff and Blue! Colonials have won more than 100 team championships in 18 different sports — from basketball to tennis, gymnastics to golf. With a Colonial Army of fans loyal to GW, it’s no surprise our teams have thrived in the Atlantic-10 conference and across the country.

Student clubs

  • the White House
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Discovery Communications
  • PwC
  • National Institutes of Health
  • World Bank


The University is accredited by its regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several international locations.

Student Reviews

The Great Combo
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great program for anyone who wants to blend in psychology, business studies, and adult education

GWU is the place you should be!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Even though I'm yet to commence my Master's program at the GWU-GSEHD (till Fall 2021), I am already in awe of the curriculum as well as the wealth of knowledge of the members of the faculty, especially my academic advisor- Dr. James Williams. I am also intrigued by the humane manner of communication of the staff at the graduate college. The geographical location of the...

Education is the best legacy
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

It is a citadel of learning

Washington, D. C., Washington, D.C., United States

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