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

  • In Praise of Colleagues
    July 19, 2017
    I recently experienced the death of a close colleague. We had co-authored a few papers and books over the years, and her passing makes me reflect on how fortunate I was to be able to work with her. My musings led me to think more broadly about the rich relationships that are possible in academia […]
  • Respondent Burden Among Students
    July 12, 2017
    Every year a host of requests for surveys of Georgetown students arise. Some are from external researchers and university consortia, studying attitudes and behaviors of interest to them. Others come from within, from student organizations curious about their impact, from faculty with research questions, and from staff seeking “customer” reactions. Each of these surveys seeks […]
  • An Update on Building an Institute for Racial Justice
    July 5, 2017
    In February, 2016, President DeGioia announced a variety of steps that Georgetown was to undertake to address the US society’s legacy of slavery and Georgetown’s history of the sale of enslaved persons. He named a working group of faculty, staff, and students from all three Georgetown campuses. In addition to building a new department of […]
  • Interdisciplinary Review of Interdisciplinary Faculty
    June 28, 2017
    Any large organization is necessarily segmented into specialty areas. Automobile companies have divisions devoted to single brand names within the larger enterprise. Government agencies have directorates, divisions, branches – all oriented to coalescing talent and responsibilities of sub-processes within the larger mission of the agencies. So too universities have schools, departments, programs, areas, fields, etc., […]