Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
A vertical oval-shaped black and white design with a bald eagle whose wings are spread and who is grasping a globe and a cross with its claws. Around the seal are leaves and the numbers 17 and 89 appear on either side.
Seal of Georgetown University
Type Private
Established 1820
Parent institution
Georgetown University
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Dean Norberto Grzywacz
Location Washington, DC, USA
Campus Urban

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.  External link in |work= (help)
  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.  External link in |work= (help)

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