Academics

The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus is a leader in the innovative delivery of education to non-traditional learners. The campus offers nearly two dozen academic degrees and certificate programs in education, health sciences, information technology and nursing. Many programs are designed to match the needs of professional students, with evening, weekend and online programs. Admission requirements and deadlines vary by program. Please contact department staff for additional information regarding your specific interests and for assistance in applying.

Program types vary and include the following formats:

  • Accelerated: finish your program faster than usual with an accelerated, intensive curriculum;
  • Cohort: students are admitted into a cohort and travel through the program in lockstep with the other members of their cohort;
  • Limited Residency: designed for executives with busy work schedules, the programs may be offered each weekend, several times per semester and/or online learning mixed with residency requirements; and
  • Self-paced: students choose their classes and can adjust the speed of their degree completion each semester.
  • Online Learning: Some programs are offered partially or fully online. 

Academic Highlights

Dean Pamela Jeffries

School of Nursing Dean Receives Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education

GW School of Nursing Dean Pamela Jeffries recently accepted the NLN Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education.

Sceptre Grant Diagram

New Grant to Boost Cybersecurity Education in Virginia through GW Cyber Hub and Partnerships

GW is teaming up with the Michigan Cyber Range (MCR) to bring a cutting-edge cybersecurity training environment to GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Made possible by a half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, the SCEPTRE project will create a platform for training, research and experimentation.

New Programs at VSTC

Back to School: Three New Programs Launched for Fall Semester

The fall 2016 semester kicked off with the launch of three new programs in cybersecurity, data science and translational health sciences.

SON White Coat Ceremony

Nursing Student Cohort 12 Welcomed to Campus with White Coat Ceremony

For the GW School of Nursing, it was the largest cohort yet. More than 90 nursing students gathered in Ashburn for introductions, words of encouragement from faculty members and some SON traditions to mark their first day as nursing students. For many of the students in attendance, the White Coat Ceremony was their first step on the path to a career in nursing.

Scott White

Scott White Joins GW as Head of New Cybersecurity Degree Completion Program

Scott White begins June 1 as director of the new cybersecurity undergraduate degree completion program. He brings broad expertise in national security, cybersecurity and infrastructure protection to the position. White will also take a leading role in the development of the GW Cyber Academy.