Academics

Find your passion

Whether your interests lie in regional studies or global policy issues, the Elliott School of International Affairs offers graduate and undergraduate programs that engage and inspire.

Explore theory and practice

We prepare Elliott School graduates for successful careers by combining in-depth analysis with practical applications of today's critical economic, political, scientific and cultural issues.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Most Elliott School full-time faculty members are jointly appointed in GW departments, providing our students the skills to look at an issue through a multitude of lenses — skills they can leverage throughout their careers.

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GW Summer Sessions

Success in our complex world demands fluency from everyone working in International Affairs in an increasingly diverse spectrum of professional skills. Practice and enhance your leadership, negotiation, public speaking and briefing skills, and many more with us this summer! 

A leader among professional schools of international affairs, the Elliott School was the first to offer its graduate students a full set of professional skills courses focusing on practical skills that help students succeed as practitioners in their careers. Our professional skills courses are now OPEN FOR YOU!

Summer Sessions are academic courses offered for credit during the summer at The George Washington University and are open to GW students and visiting students. Summer Sessions provide opportunities for continued study during the summer months and are flexible enough to accommodate busy schedules.