The George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.79 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 291 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CEPH
  • 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2021

The online MPH program at GWU is great. It allows for flexibility in your schedule while engaging in live, interpersonal classes using your computer and web cam. The course work is challenging and with great advancements in technology it is no different than attending class in person. You are able to join study groups, meet with your academic adviser, have access to career fares, internships and a host of many other opportunities available to traditional students.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 1997

The flexibility of the MBA Program at The George Washington University in Washington, DC is what set it apart from other business school programs. There was the standard full time day program, the part time evening program, and the accelerated program. This flexibility was essential since I worked full time and wanted to get my MBA in the evening. The facilities are still state of the art and my professors were very hands on. I even had the opportunity to do extra credit work when I was struggling in my Financial Management course. My professor saw I was trying to grasp the concepts but was having a tough time because of my other responsibilities. She offered me weekly tutoring sessions and assigned me additional questions to answer. Initially, it looked as though the additional work would be too much, but in fact, it helped me with a breakthrough. I was able to complete my MBA in 16-months, despite working full time, by taking four classes a semester and going to two summer sessions. It was well worth the effort and I am very proud to say I have an MBA from The George Washington University. Now my MBA and additional work experience will be key components to preparing me for my next educational adventure: law school!
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2019

Not great, but not terrible either. The program gives didn't give me much flexibility in terms of when and where I could take my classes. But there is some decent support for students. The curriculum is decent and all the professors are generally knowledgeable and helpful as well. The best aspects are its ranking and location.
1.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

This is review is for those interested in doing a PhD here. Most of the rosy reviews on here are by MA people who went to GW after work to take super simplified courses and were handed a degree like a receipt for their tuition money. For a PhD student, this is not a real university. The priority of its board of trustees is real estate investments, not scholarship. The administration doesn't care what happens to its PhDs. They give a ridiculous amount of TAing loads (4 out of 5 years) while real universities like Michigan only make their students do 1 or at most 2 years. There is no opportunity to teach your own course either even though that is crucial for academic hiring. Even if you get a fellowship, this penny pinching university will make you pay for foreign language courses out your own pocket. They also make you pay for a semester of tuition if you don't file for graduation within the deadline in your final semester for graduating. The campus is also hideous. The buildings look like hideous Soviet public housing projects. All the bathroom faucets have only freezing water. I kid you not. This place is a penny pinching joke. Getting a PhD here makes you overqualified for a job you could've gotten with an MA. And hardly anyone outside the DMV area knows about this place. AVOID GW.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019

The MPH program in Environmental Health Science and Policy at the George Washington University is an outstanding program. The departmen's faculty and staff care about the students and their education. I received a lot of guidance from my advisors in terms of class selection and during the culminating experience. The program is flexible to students who are working but the program is intensive. The only downside to it is some of the classes are only offereded during certain semesters which means either you take a more heavy course load or you have to graduate at a later time than anticipated.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

My review is for the online MBA program at GWU. The application process was straightforward, luckily with the number of years of work experience that I was able to showcase, I didn't have to take a GMAT exam. I submitted all of the required documents seamlessly and was asked to come in for an interview. The interview went well and I started the program fall of 2015. The online classes were straight forward and easy to get to. We used Blackboard and everything was organized and easy to find - the syllabus, course materials, live sessions and recorded sessions, everything was at my fingertips, ready to go. I was able to attend classes at flexible times, as this was an online option - with a family and full time job I appreciated the flexibility. The live sessions were recorded, so when I wasn't able to attend, I could listen to the recordings. Socially, I did not gain much as it was very hard to meet individuals unless you were proactive or working on group projects - this was one of the areas that I feel I missed out on by not going to campus, but because the online program fit my individual needs, I was happy to have the flexibility. Overall I've had a great experience with the online MBA program and would highly recommend it to those that are in need of flexible learning.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Homeland Security
Graduation Year: 2019

George Washington University's College of Professional Studies is simply outstanding. I am pursuing my Master's in Homeland Security there. I got to choose from Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Arizona State, and George Washington. The deciding factor was the faculty. The professionalism and sheer caliber of the professors of GW's Homeland Security program are unparalleled. I am learning from people who have decades of experience in the highest echelons of the US government. Not only are the professors passionate educators, but they are also service minded patriots. My course mates are also the very best representation of various state and federal agencies. I am excited to see how my studies will enhance my abilities to serve my country.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

This program gives you the flexibility of online learning without sacrificing the networking and connections you make in a full time class. The support for students is apparent from the application process all the way to being in class. I was amazed at the level of support and help I received to make sure I would be set up for success and be able to manage the workload of the program. The content is thoughtful and relevant and all the professors are incredibly knowledgeable, well spoken, and understand how to communicate to the level of their class. This program is an incredible career step for anyone in healthcare.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

Well suited for those who work 9-5. All graduate classes scheduled in the evening. Open to part-time students, though advising is better if you're a full-time student.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2007

Well-regarded, prestigious, lots of options
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