Message from the Provost

Welcome. The Provost at Georgetown is the chief academic officer of the main campus. The Provost and his staff are responsible for the quality of the educational and research programs of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown College, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the School for Continuing Studies. The office oversees admissions, financial aid, the registrar, research administration, and offices of student affairs.

An effective Provost's office serves the faculty and students of a university. The Provost’s office at Georgetown strives to be transparent in its activities and to seek early and frequent input from faculty, students, and staff. The Provost’s office has the obligation to build an environment in which faculty can perform their best scholarship and research and engage students through teaching and mentoring, as well as one in which students become prepared for a world in which ongoing learning will be a requisite for leadership.

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Provost's Blog

  • Renewal in Doha
    April 29, 2015
    Last week, we announced a renewal of the partnership between the Qatar Foundation and Georgetown University. This partnership, which started in 2005, successfully built the School of Foreign Service in Qatar in Doha, Qatar. The Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) program is one program among many at Education City, an invention of the […]
  • The First Meeting of the Provost’s Committee for Diversity
    April 22, 2015
    Last week, the first meeting of the standing Provost’s Committee for Diversity took place in the historic Philodemic Room in Healy Hall. (See Building a Committee for a description.) There are a dozen or so student members of the committee, the winners of an extended proposal review and interview process led by student leaders of […]
  • Large Programs, Small Programs
    April 15, 2015
    In a set of great discussions about how to make Georgetown a better university, I’ve encountered an issue relating to the size of an education program. Across the different schools, we have degree programs that are housed in units called departments, areas, Centers, and some actually called “programs.” For want of a universal term, I’ll […]