Academic Year 2017-18   (rev. 1/02/2018)  

Previously published Graduate Bulletin rules and regulations are superseded by this document.

Click the link to download a complete PDF copy of the Graduate Bulletin 2017-18   (ver. 1/02/18)   (approx. 62 pages, 1.2MB).

Graduate School Policies Website: http://grad.georgetown.edu/academics/policies

Graduate School Website:  http://grad.georgetown.edu


The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences establishes minimum requirements for admission and the award of degrees; departments and programs are encouraged to set higher standards. Students should therefore familiarize themselves with all the rules, regulations, and procedures relevant to their pursuit of a Graduate School degree, including those published in the online Graduate School Catalog, this Graduate School Bulletin, and the graduate student handbook or other document published by their departments or programs.

Other University regulations, such as the registration schedule and withdrawal deadlines published each semester by the University Registrar, must also be observed. In addition, recipients of Graduate School financial aid must abide by the terms of their obligation statement.

Unawareness of these rules will not be accepted as an excuse for failure to act in accordance with them.

The academic policies, rules, regulations, and procedures serve several purposes: to codify the legislation of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Executive Committee, to enable students to proceed efficiently through their courses of study, and to enable the Graduate School to deal with all of its students in an equitable and consistent manner.

Exceptions to any of the Graduate School’s rules, regulations, and procedures must be secured in writing from the Graduate School. No other University officials, including faculty members, are authorized to grant such exceptions independently. Any student who is in doubt about how a rule, regulation, or procedure applies to her or him should seek clarification from the Graduate School.

Members of the Graduate School Staff are available to discuss specific matters with you. Our offices are located in Suite 400 of the Car Barn, located at 3520 Prospect Street. N.W.. The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays. Telephone: (202) 687-5974.

The Graduate School and Georgetown University reserve the right to alter such academic or financial conditions as the following: admission requirements; the arrangement of courses; graduation or degree requirements; eligibility and conditions for receiving financial aid; and tuition rates and fees. Other provisions affecting students may also be changed as necessary.

Such rules, regulations, and procedures may govern both new and continuing students and will be considered effective -- and an integral part of this codification -- after notice of the change has been posted on the Graduate School website.

Students should recognize that certain types of advanced degree research may depend upon receipt of external funding. The University will always attempt to secure such funding, but availability cannot be guaranteed. Research courses dependent upon such funding may not be offered.

The Graduate School website is: http://grad.georgetown.edu    In addition, you should feel free to contact any of the following University officials:

Norberto M. Grzywacz, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
(202) 687-5603

Todd A. Olson
Vice President for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs
(202) 687-4056

Theresa E. Torres
Graduate Program Director
Office of Student Financial Services
(202) 687-4547

Vanessa Meyers
Office of Global Services
(202) 687-5867

Annamarie J. Bianco
University Registrar
Office of the University Registrar
(202) 687-3608

Maynard Littlejohn
Assistant Manager
Office of Student Accounts
(202) 687-7100

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