George Washington University


The George Washington University is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. More than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, D.C. and more than 130 countries—study a range of disciplines including forensic science, creative writing, international affairs, computer engineering, medicine, public health, law and public policy.


The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders.


George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accrediting group. The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Additional programs may have specialized accreditation.


George Washington University offers a selection of online degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. levels. The associate degree in clinical health sciences is available only to military members. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers clinical B.S. degrees in health science, laboratory science, management and leadership, research administration and emergency health services. On the master’s level, students can pursue degrees from the College of Professional Studies, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the School of Business. GWU also offers a suite of certificate programs online.


Admissions requirements differ by the type of student. Follow the link for the degree level you would like to pursue: Undergraduate | Graduate

Additional details and information for international students are available at GWU Admissions.

Student Resources

All George Washington University online students have access to academic advisement, career support services, library digital services and technical support.