Graduate Student Services

Academic Advising

Advising for Enrolled Students

Graduate students are assigned to an advisor by program: 

Asian Studies
Patrick Murphy, pmurphy@gwu.edu
European and Eurasian Studies
Patrick Murphy, pmurphy@gwu.edu
 
Global Communication
Elizabeth Lusk, elusk@gwu.edu
 
International Affairs
Sarah Denes, sdenes@gwu.edu
 
International Development Studies
Elizabeth Lusk, elusk@gwu.edu
 
International Science and Technology Policy
Elizabeth Lusk, elusk@gwu.edu
 
International Trade and Investment Policy
Elizabeth Lusk, elusk@gwu.edu
 
Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
Patrick Murphy, pmurphy@gwu.edu
 
Middle East Studies
Patrick Murphy, pmurphy@gwu.edu
 
Security Policy Studies
Elizabeth Lusk, elusk@gwu.edu
 
Master of International Policy and Practice
Jonathan Walker, jmwalker@gwu.edu
 
Master of International Studies
Patrick Murphy, pmurphy@gwu.edu
 
Graduate Certificate
Sarah Denes, sdenes@gwu.edu
 

Appointments  

Schedule an appointment with your advisor!

You must log in to Handshake with your GW net ID and password to schedule
QUESTIONS? Call (202) 994-3788 to speak with our front desk staff about your needs. We cannot accommodate same-day appointments or appointment requests made by e-mail (appointments are for current Elliott School students only).

Drop-in Office Hours            

Summer 2017 drop-in hours (ending after Tuesday, August 22):

Sarah Denes Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm

                


Fall 2017 drop-in hours (beginning August 28):

Sarah Denes Thursdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Elizabeth Lusk Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Patrick Murphy Mondays 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Academic advisors will set drop-in hours each semester. During these hours, the advisor will be available to meet with students in-person OR over the phone on a first-come, first-served basis (no appointment necessary). Questions are not limited to "general questions", but meetings cannot exceed 30 minutes.

During office hours, students are welcome to meet with any advisor (not limited to their assigned advisor), but may be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment with their assigned advisor if appropriate. To meet with an advisor during office hours, please check-in at the front desk of Suite 603 or call 202-994-3788.

*In the event that office hours are cancelled, a notification will be posted on the 19thandE Blog. 
 

What Advisors Do

While students are responsible for determining their schedule and meeting all degree requirements, Academic Advisors are here to guide graduate students through the entire graduate degree. An Academic Advisor can help you:

  • Choose your courses
  • Prepare your plan of study
  • Organize a study abroad experience
  • Check your progress towards graduation
  • Generally facilitate your successful completion of GW and the Elliott School's graduate program.

Review this flyer to learn more about the differences between your Academic Advisor and your Program Director.

Read our Advising Syllabus (.pdf) to learn more about our advising system, student and advisor expectations, and your timeline for graduating.

 

Contact Graduate Student Services

Graduate Student Services
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-3788
Fax: 202-994-7702
Email: esiagss@gwu.edu

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

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