Academics

Welcome to the Graduate School's academics site. In this area, you will find detailed information about policies and procedures for current students to follow for the duration of their study at Georgetown. Important topics in this area include enrollment, registration, dissertation and thesis procedures, and important policies that govern graduate studies. Please review the information on this site frequently and carefully. We encourage you to contact the Graduate School with any questions you might have about your studies here at Georgetown. You can access the "Contact Us" page through the left navigation.

If you are looking for information about graduate programs, you can follow the "Graduate Programs" link at the top of the left navigation. This will take you to the admissions area, where you can find general information about graduate programs offered, general admissions requirements and the application process.


The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences establishes minimum requirements for admission and the awarding of degrees. Programs are encouraged to set higher standards.

Students should therefore familiarize themselves with all the rules, regulations and procedures relevant to their pursuit of a Graduate School degree, including those published in the following resources:

The Graduate School Bulletin

The Graduate Student Life Guide

The Graduate School Catalog

Other university regulations, such as the registration schedule and withdrawal deadlines published each semester by the university registrar, must also be observed. In addition, recipients of financial aid must abide by the terms of their obligation statement.

Unawareness of these rules will not be accepted as an excuse for failure to act in accordance with them.

Exceptions to any of the following rules, regulations and procedures must be secured in writing from the Graduate School. No other university officials, including faculty members, are authorized to grant such exceptions independently. Any student who is in doubt about how a rule, regulation or procedure applies to her or him should seek clarification from the Graduate School.

The Graduate School and the university reserve the right to alter such academic or financial conditions as the following: admission requirements, the arrangement of courses, graduation or degree requirements, eligibility and conditions for receiving financial aid and tuition rates and fees.

Other provisions affecting students may also be changed as necessary. Such rules, regulations and procedures may govern both new and continuing students and will be considered effective — and an integral part of this codification — after notice of the change has been posted on the Graduate School’s website.