The George Washington University was founded in 1821 with the vision to be an instrument to educate and prepare future leaders. It is comprised of three campuses, several graduate education centers and its online campus. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Online learning options provide by the university includes fully online programs, combined online/on-campus programs and individual courses needed for degree requirements. Some of the fully online programs are the AS in Health Sciences, BS in Health Sciences, Master of Professional Studies, MA in Education and Human Development, MS in Health Sciences, MS in Nursing, MS in Project Management, MBA in Healthcare Administration, MTA in Tourism Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and several certificate courses. Most online courses are not self-paced or independent study but are taken with an online classroom community.
Online courses are offered during the terms for spring, summer and fall. The admissions process may vary depending on the school and program. Tuition for most online courses is the same as on-site based courses. Certain courses and programs are subject to special tuition rates. Classes can be held either using synchronous or asynchronous format.
As per ranking of US News and World Report’s 2011 America’s Best Graduate Schools, The George Washington University is recognized as one of the top program providers specifically in the field of law, public policy and public administration. The university has also been recognized by other organizations such as the Princeton Review and the Financial Times.
Financial aid options include scholarships, grants, fellowships, assistantships, and federal aid. The George Washington University also offers a Payment Plan which allows students to pay for a semester in a period of five (5) months. Online students are provided a number of services to assist them in their educational efforts.