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2121 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

School Details

The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. Their location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities we provide our students.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The George Washington University (GW) opened the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in 1825, four years after the university’s founding, making it the 11th oldest medical school in the U.S. GW established its first medical department in 1840 which would grow to become the first general hospital in the nation’s capital. With the expansion of its infirmary in 1859, SMHS became one of the first schools in the nation to teach clinical medicine.

In 1928, GW’s Department of Medicine split into the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the University Hospital. This grew to become the GW Hospital in 1948. By implementing external clinical rotations in 1960, GW became one of the first universities to offer students access to the best career preparatory experience. GW introduced its Health Sciences programs in 1972. SMHS continues its legacy of preparing leaders on the cutting edge of health care.

Located at the hub of international science, health policy and business, GW links you to renowned experts and institutions in the field through our program faculty and industry collaborators. Their programs are designed around emerging fields in cooperation with leading agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and are led by active experts in the field.

Online Health Sciences Programs:

  • Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
  • MSHS in Biomedical Informatics
  • MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research
  • MSHS in Clinical Microbiology
  • MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
  • MSHS in Clinical Research Administration
  • MSHS in Health Care Quality
  • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
  • MSHS in Laboratory Medicine
  • MSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
  • MSHS in Regulatory Affairs
  • MSHS in Translational Microbiology
  • BSHS/MSHS in Clinical Research Administration
  • BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Regulatory Affairs
  • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics
  • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
  • BSHS in Clinical Research Administration
  • BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response
  • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Practice
  • Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research
  • Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Medical Laboratory Sciences:
    • Blood Banking Certificate
    • Chemistry Certificate
    • Hematology Certificate
    • Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificate
    • Microbiology Certificate

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Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

All Programs

Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Police & Security Studies Graduate Certificate in Museum Collection Management & Care Master of International Policy & Practice Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security Master of Professional Studies in Political Management Master of Professional Studies in Publishing Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations

Business

Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration / Healthcare Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations Master of Science in Project Management Master of Science in Tourism Administration

Computer Science & IT

Master of Science in Information Systems Technology

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies Master of Professional Studies in Paralegal Studies

Education

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership & Administration Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology into Education Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Educational Technology Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development Graduate Certificate in Special Education for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners Graduate Certificate in Transition Special Education Master of Arts in Education & Human Development / Educational Leadership & Administration Master of Arts in Education & Human Development / Educational Technology Leadership Master of Arts in Education & Human Development / Organizational Leadership & Learning Master of Arts in Education & Human Development / Special Education for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners Master of Arts in Education in Human Development / Secondary Special Education & Transition Services Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership & Administration

Engineering

Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Master of Science in Engineering Management Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Healthcare

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Biomedical Informatics Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Clinical Operations & Healthcare Management Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Clinical Research Administration Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Global Leadership in Disaster Response Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Research Administration Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Master of Science in Health Sciences in Regulatory Affairs Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Medical Laboratory Sciences Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Executive Master of Health Administration Graduate Certificate in Brain Injury / Educational & Translations Services Graduate Certificate in Clinical & Translational Research Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations & Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Practice Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality Graduate Certificate in Health Services & Outcome Research Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs Master of Business Administration / Healthcare Master of Public Health Master of Science in Health Sciences / Biomedical Informatics Master of Science in Health Sciences / Clinical & Translational Research Master of Science in Health Sciences / Clinical Management & Leadership Master of Science in Health Sciences / Clinical Microbiology Master of Science in Health Sciences / Clinical Operations & Healthcare Management Master of Science in Health Sciences / Clinical Research Administration Master of Science in Health Sciences / Correctional Health Administration Master of Science in Health Sciences / Health Care Quality Master of Science in Health Sciences / Immunohematology & Biotechnology Master of Science in Health Sciences / Integrative Medicine Master of Science in Health Sciences / Integrative Medicine / Fellowship Master of Science in Health Sciences / Integrative Medicine / Nutrition Master of Science in Health Sciences / Laboratory Medicine Master of Science in Health Sciences / Medical Laboratory Sciences Master of Science in Health Sciences / Molecular Diagnostic Sciences Master of Science in Health Sciences / Regulatory Affairs Master of Science in Health Sciences / Translational Microbiology Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics & Analytics Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Blood Banking Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Chemistry Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Hematology Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science Post-Graduate APRN Certificate / Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

Math & Science

Graduate Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Chemistry Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology

Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Certificate in Nursing Education (Post-MSN) Doctor of Nursing Practice Master of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN) Post-Graduate APRN Certificate / Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Post-Graduate APRN Certificate / Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate APRN Certificate / Palliative Care

Psychology & Human Services

Graduate Certificate in Job Development Job Placement Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling