Graduate Programs Overview

George Washington University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Washington, District of Columbia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $31,824 in average for all students.

It offers three hundreds forty-two graduate programs: 162 Master's, 64 Doctorate, 96 Post-Bachelor's, 20 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 4,774 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,149 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameGeorge Washington University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address2121 I Street, NW, Washington, DC
Graduate School Students15,626 students
4,657 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$31,824
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 342 Graduate Programs
162 Master's, 20 Doctorate, 116 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at George Washington University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $31,824 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,765.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,765
Books & Supplies$1,400
Room & Board$14,711 (On-Campus) / $14,711 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,525 (On-Campus) / $1,525 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$49,460
Off-Campus Total$49,460
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$28,845$29,840$30,834$31,824$31,824

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

George Washington University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 342 major areas - 164 Master's (50 online programs), 67 Doctorate (11 online programs), 100 Post-Bachelor'(39 online programs), 21 Post-Master'(7 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 28,172 students enrolled in George Washington University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 15,626 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 6,356 male and 9,270 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 7,765 full-time and 7,861 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 4,657 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,006 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students6,356
Women Students9,270
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students7,765
Part-time Students7,861
By race/ethnicity 7,002 White, 1,826 Black, and 1,547 Asian students are attending at George Washington University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races342
66 students are younger than 22 and 2,282 students are older than 65. The school has 9,230 students aged between 22 and 30 and 4,048 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under66
40 & Over2,282
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At George Washington University, 4,657 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,006 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment15,626
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,657
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,006
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses9,963
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,657
District of Columbia Resident204
Other State In U.S.4,192
Outside of U.S.51

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