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Georgetown continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the university community. For more information regarding the evolving situation please visit the Georgetown University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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.

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New Charitable Foundation Established

In a new and meaningful phase of work and with the ongoing support of Georgetown, the Jesuits and the Descendants of the 272 enslaved individuals sold in 1838 by the Maryland Province of Jesuits have established a charitable foundation focused on racial healing and educational advancement.


Announcing the Georgetown School of Nursing (GSN) and the Georgetown School of Health (GSH)

As an expansion of our commitment, today, we are announcing a plan to launch two new schools focused on health: The Georgetown School of Nursing (GSN) and the Georgetown School of Health (GSH).


Georgetown student-veterans tell their stories

Meet six McDonough graduate students who tell us about their life as student-veterans and how they journeyed from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force to the Hilltop.


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Provost’s Blog

Science Becoming More Visible to the Public

April 15th, 2021

The transition in the US Federal executive branch in January has been accompanied by a large change in the stated support for science. This appears to be true for investigations of the causes of the pandemic, the nature of the virus and its mutations, and wider support for scientific studies about diverse outcomes of the […]

The Introduction of a Student Ombuds

April 8th, 2021

Some time ago, I wrote a post to describe discussions with student leaders about difficulties that their constituents face in their day-to-day lives as students at Georgetown. The university has seen great success in supporting an ombuds for faculty on the main campus. It seemed an idea worth emulating for students. Starting on Monday, April […]

Extracting Information from Data for the Common Good

April 1st, 2021

One of the most important challenges of the coming few years concerns how societies will produce and absorb information about themselves. In democracies, the very notion of an informed citizenry requires that there be freely available, trusted information — the basic performance of the economy, distribution of job holding, the distribution of wealth across persons, […]


March 25th, 2021

Every US university has begun planning for fall term, 2021. All of them for the past year have been forced to make decisions within hours or days because of shifts in the course of the pandemic. It seems somewhat unreal to have the luxury of thinking months ahead, but teaching assignments and class scheduling demand […]

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