Georgetown’s main campus houses six schools that offer an array of intellectually rigorous programs designed to guide our undergraduate and graduate students toward their academic and professional goals. Our degrees include the arts and sciences, international relations, business administration, public policy, specialized certificates and continuing education programs, and executive education.

Provost's Blog

  • Language and Culture
    March 22, 2017
    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences just released a report addressing how language learning influences “economic growth, cultural diplomacy, the productivity of future generations, and the fulfillment of all Americans.” This report grew out of a larger effort to create a set of indicators on the health of the humanities in US society. The […]
  • Student-Centered
    March 15, 2017
    Georgetown is sometimes labeled a “student-centered research university.” It’s useful to parse what that phrase actually means. “Research universities” are those that devote a set of their activities, roles, and structures to the expansion and increasing depth of knowledge in all fields. This usually involves graduate level educational programs, although successful research universities stimulate knowledge […]
  • Spring Break 2017
    March 9, 2017
    It’s spring break week on the Hilltop, and the campus is quiet. The weather has been fickle, with some hints of spring followed by a harsh cold reminder that winter has not yet given up its control. The provost’s office is filled with the kinds of meetings that are difficult to arrange during classes. These […]
  • Foundational Knowledge and Applied Knowledge
    March 1, 2017
    One disjuncture between universities and the rest of the world is their organization of knowledge and expertise. The world is filled with what the academy would label as “applications.” The private sector provides goods and services to consumers. The social and the government sector provides services to solve or avoid various societal problems. The knowledge […]