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George Washington University - College of Professional Studies

George Washington University - College of Professional Studies

George Washington University - College of Professional Studies


Use What You Learn in Class Today at Work Tomorrow

About the College

At George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies, we offer more than just the credentials that will help working professionals get ahead; we prepare you to be a leader in your field.

Whether studying at our Virginia or D.C. locations or taking courses online, our students enhance their skills and leadership capabilities with firsthand insights from some of the most influential Washington insiders. The College’s faculty members not only bring academic rigour to the classroom but also teach real-time, real-world lessons that can’t always be found in textbooks. With faculty coming from the top levels of the government, corporate and non-profit sectors, as a College of Professional Studies student you are able to apply the knowledge you’ve gained immediately and are prepared to reach your personal and professional goals.


Beyond expanding your base of knowledge, all of the College’s innovative programs share another common thread: to provide you with a greater capacity to lead and get ahead in your career.

Our programs’ strong focus on practical experience taught by expert instructors provide you with an opportunity to apply your skills in real time in dynamic classroom settings or in your current position.

The College continually strives to respond to the rapidly growing and changing industries that have become ever more crucial to our world. GW’s innovative programs ensure that students like you will be the ones out in front leading it.

At GW, You Are Not the Only One

Career Services

GW’s College of Professional Studies is proud to offer a career services office designed specifically for professional students. You will soon discover how our personalized attention and focused resources give you a distinct advantage in fulfilling your professional goals.

Our office provides one-on-one coaching, programming and resources to assist students and alumni in exploring opportunities, developing job search strategies and sustaining lifelong career success.

Services for Students & Alumni

Career Coaching

  • Develop Career Plan

  • Career Assessments

  • Job Search Strategies

  • Resume/Cover Letter

Career Portal

  • Handshake

  • Search Jobs

  • Interview Stream

  • Virtual resume review


  • LinkedIn Groups

  • GW Career Connect

  • Virtual Networking


  • Alumni Events

  • Career Fairs

  • Employer Visits


GW Alumni Around the World

    Campus Features

    Whether you attend class in Washington, D.C., or at one of our three locations in Virginia, or earn your degree online, the College’s programs provide you with the flexibility and convenience you need to pursue your career goals.

    Regardless of the location or format, you will still reap the benefits of learning firsthand from the best of Washington’s experts.

    • Alexandria Education Center

    Featuring a community counseling center, 11 classrooms, art gallery & studio space, this center is conveniently located four blocks from the King Street Metro Station, accessible by the blue and yellow lines.

    You can also reach the center from major roadways such as I-395 and the George Washington Parkway. Metered street parking is available or you can park in the building’s garage. Parking is $5 per hour; $10 per day; $5 per evening (after 5 p.m.); $130 per month and you will find the garage entrance at 1925 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    • Arlington Education Center

    The center features 24,000 square feet of learning space with computer labs, a homework lab, student and faculty lounges, and fully equipped meeting rooms and classrooms. Easily accessible from the Ballston Metro Station (serviced by the orange and silver lines), you can also access the center from major roads such as U.S. 50, I-66 and I-395. The Atlantic Parking Garage located under the building is the closest lot and charges $8 for the first hour; $15 for 2 hours; $17 for the daily max; $4 to park after 3 p.m. with GW stamp validation; or $117 per month. There is also a parking lot nearby at the Ballston Mall and metered street parking.

    • Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC)

    Located in Virginia’s technology corridor on 120 acres in Ashburn, VSTC is home to a variety of programs and opportunities to advance the frontiers of knowledge. The campus is accessible via major roads such as I-66 and Route 7. You can also take the VSTC shuttle from our Foggy Bottom Campus or the Wiehle Express from the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station.

    There are three buildings on campus that house our programs:

    • Exploration Hall

    20101 Academic Way

    Ashburn, VA 20147

    • Innovation Hall

    45085 University Drive

    Ashburn, VA 20147

    • Enterprise Hall

    44983 Knoll Square

    Ashburn, VA 20147


      GW’s College of Professional Studies prepares you to advance to the next phase in your career. Whether you’re completing a bachelor’s degree, working towards your master’s or starting your journey in a new field through a certificate, CPS programs will help get you to the next level right away. Our experienced professors, motivated students and engaged networks will provide you with opportunities, connections and skills to reach your goals and then go beyond.

      Our diverse and flexible programs require different criteria for applicants. Please refer to the specific program you are interested in to find what these requirements are. We are committed to making the application process as streamlined as possible.


      • Washington

        21st Street Northwest,805, 20052, Washington

        • Alexandria

          413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250, 22314, Alexandria

          • Ashburn

            Academic Way,20101, 20147, Ashburn

            • Arlington

              950 N. Glebe Road, 22203, Arlington