George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.8 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 52,424 (22,314 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $27,851
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4.88 out of 5.0
Degree: Systems Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

The Systems Engineering Doctoral program is highly accelerated, at first, in which the first 10 months are about the same amount of work as it took for my Master's degree. The second phase of this program is two year research and dissertation phase, in which successful students must have works published, speak at conferences, complete a thesis and defense.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The Elliott School of International Affairs provides qualified education and career-related, in-depth knowledges. Has good accessability from public transportation.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros Of Graduate Program The Master of Accountancy graduate program in GW gives students the chance to gain in-depth knowledge of accounting, auditing and taxation. The courses are designed to prepare you for the CPA exam and eventually become a Certified Public Accountant. Besides a career in business, you can also do research here. If you are academically interested in accounting, GW provides a competitive Ph.D. program in accounting as well. In here, you will be surrounded with world-class professors and students from diverse backgrounds. Also, the flexibility of Master of Accountancy program is excellent. A high percentage of the students are working full-time and taking the courses in the evenings. Finally, the worldwide alumni network of GW will assist you to get a high paying job after completing your graduate degree. Cons Of Graduate Program It requires alot of time and money to complete Master of Accountancy graduate program if you will also be working full-time. Since, you have to spend considerable time and energy on work, research and studies; you would be working very hard and would hardly be left with any time to pursue your interests and hobbies.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

My program is the perfect mix of communications and international affairs, which will be incredibly helpful to me in my future career goal of working in the field of public diplomacy at the State Department. The faculty are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The only downside is the cost of tuition and cost of living in the DC area. It would be almost impossible to afford if I wasn't also working.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel that the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at The George Washington University has little to no competition in terms of quality of education, teacher accessibility and quality and experience of the teaching staff. They are dedicated to our success as a cohort and adjust the curriculum each year to facilitate the best possible learning for their students.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program is very strong in biological anthropology, which is good for post-graduate employment. The faculty is helpful and supportive, as are the other students. The cons however are that the name of the program doesn't lent itself well to employment, as it does not reflect the diversity of the topics studied in the program.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The proximity and connection to incredible resources such as the Smithsonian and the NIH makes GW stand out in its resources for students. The University's graduate program's staff, however, (not those in my department) are horrible to students. They are unhelpful and every step toward the completion of my degree has been onerous. As far as I can tell, I am a number to GW and someone to use as a free TA. The professors and staff in my program, however, are lovely and helpful.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

The GWU graduate anthropology program requirements need to be more clearly organized. The program needs to offer more courses. Student socialization is lacking as there is no space for all students to get together. Those who TA seem to be in a privileged position among faculty. Many professors are more focused on their independent research than they are on teaching.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

The GW Human Paleobiology offers a unique education experience by incorporating a variety of scientific disciplines with the overall goal of elucidating human origins. The faculty is world renowned, opening a host of international research opportunities for young graduate researchers. As with any top-notch graduate program, of course, this comes at the price of dedicating monumental amounts of time and effort in order to succeed. That said, I would not want to attend any university that did not push me as a developing researcher as this program has.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

I really enjoy this program, however, there are some issues regarding my concentration. There are not enough courses to complete all of my coursework within the department, and there is very little collaboration with other schools that offer complimentary coursework to my degree. Some of the best instructors I have had have been adjuncts- they are able to teach relevant, real world information and are understand the importance of applied work to compliment theory. The standard of living is unfortunately pretty poor for graduate students, as it costs more to be a full time grad student than you can get in federal loans per year, and the cost of living in DC is also very high. There are barely any funding sources from the department or GW as a whole unless you are a PhD student, however, the majority of students in the program are terminal MA students. Public transportation is very good, which allows me to live in another state and commute in. DC itself is a great place to live, and offers a lot for anthropology students. Overall, I think the program is good, though the price is a tad too high for the quality of education that we are receiving here. I have no regrets on entering the program.
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