Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Graduate Programs Brochure

brochure cover: Elliott School Graduate Programs

If you are looking for a vibrant academic community — one with a global perspective and a commitment to the public good — then look no further than Washington, DC, and GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Elliott School Video

Elliott School Dean Michael Brown discusses some of the things that make the Elliott School of International Affairs so unique.

Graduate Academic Programs

Preparing world leaders of tomorrow

Our graduate programs combine rigorous coursework and professional training to provide students the knowledge and perspectives needed to make a difference in the world. Through our programs students gain expertise in world regions and important contemporary issues — ranging from war to rising levels of resource consumption to the expansion of the global economy to mounting environmental challenges — that will shape the world in decades ahead.

As a result, the Elliott School prepares nearly 700 graduate students each year for meaningful international affairs careers.

Master of Arts Programs:

Special Master's Programs:

  • Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) — a degree program for mid-career professionals that provides academic training, marketable skills, and career-enhancing credentials.
  • Master of International Studies (MIS) — enables students enrolled at one of our overseas partner schools to earn a second master's degree from the Elliott School.
  • Joint and Dual Degrees — programs of study leading to a Master of Arts and a Juris Doctor in cooperation with the Law School, and a Master of Arts and a Master of Public Health in cooperation with the Milken Institute School of Public Health.