Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is the oldest graduate school in the United States, and is one of four graduate schools at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., United States.[citation needed] The graduate program first was founded in 1820, when Georgetown College graduates expressed the desire for continued studies. The school offered its first graduate degree in 1821.[1] The school existed independently from 1855 until the end of the American Civil War, when low student numbers forced its suspension. The school was reestablished in 1891, conferring its first doctoral degree in 1897.[2] The school is currently the second largest graduate school at Georgetown, behind the Georgetown University Law Center. The school offers 46 programs in 34 departments.[3]


  1. ^ "Georgetown History". Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  2. ^ Easby-Smith, James Stanislaus (October 24, 2006) [1907]. |chapterurl= missing title (help). Georgetown University in the District of Columbia, 1789-1907, Its Founders, Benefactors, Officers, Instructors and Alumni. Original from the New York Public Library: The Lewis publishing company. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Graduate Degree Programs". Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Georgetown University. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-19. 

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