Academic policies and procedures govern graduate students' careers at Georgetown. Important topics to be aware of include enrollment, registration, defense and thesis procedures, graduation requirements and commencement details.

In the Academics area, you will find detailed information about policies and procedures that current students must. Please review the information in this section 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 contact us from the Contact Us page.

Academic Policies

Important policies and procedures that apply to all graduate students



Guidance on student registration and enrollment


Academic Forms

Academic forms for current graduate student at Georgetown


Dissertation / Project / Thesis

Information for successful preparation for dissertations, doctoral projects, or master’s theses


How to Graduate

Steps for completing graduate study and applying to graduate.



Information regarding the annual Graduate Commencement Ceremony held each May


Other important academic information for graduate students can be found in the sections below:

Academic Schedules and Calendars

The Schedule of Classes and the Academic Calendar for the current and future years can be found on the University Registrar’s webpage.

Schedule of Classes | Academic Calendar


Graduate Program Information

General information about graduate programs offered, links to specific program information, and general admissions requirements and application procedures.


Graduate Student Ombuds Office

Information about resources available to Main Campus and Medical Center graduate students to discuss University-related concerns and disputes.


If you still have any questions about graduate academic affairs issues, please contact the Academic Affairs staff.

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