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Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences

Founded in 1789 as the nation’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, the College of Arts & Sciences is committed to the Jesuit traditions of an integrated education and of productive research in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and fine arts.


Dean Rosario Ceballo

Rosario (Rosie) Ceballo is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. She is also appointed as a Professor of Psychology and an affiliate of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Georgetown University. Dr. Ceballo received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, from the University of Michigan. She came to Georgetown after being on the faculty at the University of Michigan for 26 years. While at Michigan, she served as Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and as Associate Dean for the Social Sciences in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Her research relies on a resilience framework to investigate how contextual aspects of living in poverty, such as exposure to community violence, influence children and adolescents’ academic and psychological functioning. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, her most recent work focuses on Latino families and examines after-school activity participation, parent-child relationships and Latino cultural values as risk and protective factors. A second area of research investigates the experience of infertility among racial/ethnic minority women and examines how women cope with race- and class-based stereotypes about reproduction. Dr. Ceballo has published extensively across clinical, community, developmental and feminist psychology journals and has received funding from NSF and NIH for her work. Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Georgetown Law

Georgetown Law students don’t just study the law. In DC, they experience it. Washington, DC, is the nation’s capital, a global hub and a lively metropolis. At Georgetown Law, students learn the law in the place where laws are made.


Dean William M. Treanor

Treanor came to Georgetown from Fordham Law School, where he held the Paul Fuller Chair and had been dean since 2002 and a member of the faculty since 1991. A constitutional law scholar who specializes in constitutional history, he has written extensively on the history of constitutional protection of private property and on the original understanding of the Constitution. He is currently one of the ten most cited legal historians. Treanor was a clerk to Judge Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a speechwriter to the Secretary of Education and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. From 1987 to 1990, he worked as associate counsel in the Office of the Iran-Contra Independent Counsel. During the Clinton Administration, he held the post of Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel from 1998 to 2001. Learn more about Georgetown University Law Center.

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Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, over 200 years old, offers a wide variety of doctoral, master’s and certificate programs encompassing both traditional and interdisciplinary studies. Whether you’re interested in pursuing doctoral research in government or neuroscience, or exploring top-ranking master’s programs such as foreign service or public policy, you are sure to find unique opportunities in our graduate community.


Dean Alexander Sens 

Alexander Sens is Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Classics and Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis Chair of Hellenic Studies at Georgetown University. He has been a member of the faculty since 1991. He teaches a range of courses on Ancient Greek language, literature, and culture. His research focuses on late Classical and early Hellenistic Greek literature. He is the author of six books: Theocritus: Hymn to the Dioscuri (Idyll 22) (Göttingen, 1997), Matro of Pitane and the Tradition of Epic Parody in the Fourth Century BCE (Atlanta and Oxford, 1999; with S.D. Olson); Archestratos of Gela: Greek Culture and Cuisine in the Fourth Century BCE (Oxford, 2000; with S.D. Olson); Asclepiades of Samos: Epigrams and Fragments (Oxford, 2011), The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study (Oxford, 2016; with C. McNelis); and Hellenistic Epigrams: A Selection (Cambridge, forthcoming). He is currently working on a Loeb Classical Library volume that will include Nicander, Aratus, and Lycophron. Learn more about the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

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Biomedical Graduate Education

Georgetown’s Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) is home to over 900 trainees studying in a variety of PhD, master’s, certificate, and postdoctoral programs in interdisciplinary basic and translational biomedical science, health science, data informatics, policy, and ethics, and industry science. Our students have access to Georgetown’s renowned faculty and experts from the local community for personalized mentoring, internships, and networking. Our programs teach the skills necessary for a career in science while helping students demonstrate to schools and employers what makes them unique.

Anna Tate Riegel
Anna Tate Riegel, PhD, is senior associate dean of Biomedical Graduate Education. She is the Celia Rudman Fisher Endowed Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology and a member of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Riegel has been a cancer researcher for more than 25 years with a laboratory that focuses on the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms by which certain cells produce proteins that trigger formerly slow-growing cancer cells to become more aggressive and spread to new areas. As sole PI on the National Cancer Institute-funded T32 training grant at GU since 2006, Riegel has mentored 23 pre-doctoral and 13 postdoctoral fellows and also mentored several junior faculty—all of whom have gone on to positions in academia, biotechnology industry or science related policy positions.

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McCourt School of Public Policy

The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University is a top-ranked public policy school located in the center of the policy world in Washington, DC.

Our mission is to teach our students to help design, analyze and implement smart policies and put them into practice in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, in the U.S. and around the world. The McCourt School flagship degree is the Master in Public Policy. McCourt also offers a Master in International Development Policy, Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy, Master in Policy Management, Executive Master in Policy Leadership, as well as other dual degree and executive programs.


Dean Maria Cancian

Maria Cancian is Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.  Her research considers the relationship between public policies and family wellbeing. Ongoing projects analyze the interactions of the incarceration, child welfare and child support systems, as well as the implications of multiple partner fertility for family organization and policy.

Prior to joining Georgetown University she was a Kellett Professor, and served as Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Fiscal Initiatives, and as Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She also served as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy for the HHS Administration for Children and Families, in the Obama Administration, as a Casey Family Programs Senior Fellow, a W. T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow in residence at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and a Visiting Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of Michigan. Learn more about the McCourt School of Public Policy.

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McDonough School of Business

Through our global perspective, we prepare students to compete in today’s international business environment. Founded in 1957, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is home to some 1,400 undergraduates1,000 MBA students and 1,200 professional students and participants in our executive degree and custom programs. Located at the intersection of business, government and international relations, we are the premier destination for a global business education.


Dean Paul Almeida

Almeida is Dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. A member of the Georgetown community for more than two decades, Almeida has served Georgetown McDonough in a number of positions, including most recently as deputy dean for executive education and innovation and, prior to that, as senior associate dean for executive education. He also is a professor of strategy and international business. His research studies innovation, knowledge management, alliances, and informal collaborations across firms and countries. Almeida earned a Ph.D. in international business and strategy and an M.A. in applied economics and managerial science from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a PGDM (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, and a B.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Poona, India. Learn more about the McDonough School of Business.

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School of Continuing Studies

The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies inspires you to reimagine what’s possible. Through contemporary, hands-on programs, you’ll be challenged to ask questions, rethink traditional solutions and leave your comfort zone behind. See where Georgetown can take you.


Dean Kelly J. Otter

Otter’s academic career has focused on adult and professional education, utilizing her expertise in technology-mediated education, enrollment management through strategic marketing, recruitment and prospect cultivation, curriculum development, program assessment and evaluation, as well as cultivation of internal and external partnerships. She has taught in media studies and journalism programs at New York University and the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Ph.D. in arts and humanities education from New York University. Learn more about the School of Continuing Studies.

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School of Medicine

Guided by the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care of the whole person, Georgetown University School of Medicine educates a diverse student body to become knowledgeable, ethical, skillful and compassionate physicians and biomedical scientists who are dedicated to the care of others and to the health needs of our society.


Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine Edward B. Healton, M.D., MPH

Dr. Healton leads Georgetown University Medical Center in advancing its educational and research missions, and supporting patient care in partnership with our clinical partner, MedStar Health. GUMC comprises the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Biomedical Graduate Education. The medical center is home to the University’s most robust research enterprise, a broad continuum of research from basic to applied translational science. Learn more about the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dean for Medical Education Lee Jones, M.D.

Jones joined the School of Medicine as Dean for Medical Education in 2021. A passionate educator, he has taken critical national leadership roles to design and advance strategies that enhance the culture of equity and inclusion at medical schools across the United States. In addition, he has been an active participant in educational initiatives designed to enhance care of LGBTQI patients, including the creation of a series of video interviews for the AAMC on the topic of enhancing institutional culture and climate for LGBT populations.

Jones serves on the American Association for Medical Center’s (AAMC) Board of Directors and is AAMC’s representative to the Coalition for Physician Accountability. He is past chair of the AAMC Group on Student Affairs National Steering Committee. An expert in holistic admissions, Jones has served as a national educator on medical education and DACA, as well as for the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians diversity initiative.

Jones earned his bachelors in a self-designed major at Dartmouth College in psychology, anthropology and education. He attended medical school at Columbia University. After completing a psychiatry residency and chief residency at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, he entered a consultation-liaison fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, followed by a research fellowship at UC San Diego.

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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing builds on a 120-year tradition of educational excellence at the professional, advanced practice, and doctoral levels, while raising the school’s profile in research and scholarship.  As the nation’s largest healthcare profession, nursing represents a fundamental core of the workforce. The School of Nursing offers numerous MS and doctoral degree programs. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a traditional four-year program. A highly regarded faculty provides students with a grounding in clinical skills; knowledge in the biological, physical, and social sciences; and nursing theory. Students have access to diverse health systems and community-based organizations around the Washington region. Georgetown educates nurses who are well prepared for licensure and certification examinations; first-time pass rates are exceptional, when not perfect.


Dean Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, RN, MSN, ANEF, FAAN

Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, RN, MSN, ANEF, FAAN, is dean of Georgetown University School of Nursing and professor of nursing. 

Waite is a highly regarded nurse leader whose career fuses education, practice, research and community through innovative and transformative strategies. A psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist, Waite’s career focus over the last three decades has been on behavioral health, structural influencers of health and racial justice. She is dedicated to work that advances diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. 

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation named Waite as an inaugural Macy Faculty Scholar in 2011. Through this prestigious honor, she created the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program. 

She serves on both the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, Education Work Group and serves as a representative for the American Nurses Association on the Health Equity Advisory Group for National Quality Forum (NQF) MAP (Measure Application Partnership). This Advisory Committee, convened on behalf of the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services provides input on the measures under consideration with a goal of reducing health differences closely linked with social determinants of health. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing Education, Waite served on the working group established under the auspices of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), an advisory council to the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health. 

Waite is a member of Catholic Health Ministries and a corporate board member (with fiduciary responsibilities) of its Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation.

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School of Health

The School of Health, launched in 2022, builds on Georgetown’s 170-year commitment to health and medicine. The school offers graduate and undergraduate studies and provides a home for scholars and students to work collaboratively across disciplines and across the university to address human health and wellbeing from various perspectives — science, health, medicine, policy, law, economics and the humanities — to achieve a deeper understanding of the interconnected threads through the most challenging issues of our time, and to find solutions. The school will reflect the ongoing, urgent need to focus our collective efforts on applied health research and on creating a more equitable, evidence-driven and values-based health care system that can withstand the enormous challenges facing our country.  It is this interdisciplinary spirit of discovery that will best support the needed for evolution in health and health care.  


Dean Christopher J. King, PhD, MHSc, FACHE

Christopher J. King, PhD, MHSc, FACHE, is dean of the School of Health and associate professor in the school’s Department of Health Systems Administration and its former chair.

King served as chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration until 2022 where  provided visionary leadership and oversight of undergraduate and graduate academic programs. He teaches and contributes to scholarship on the creation of equitable systems of care within the context of national health reform goals. He works closely with public and private providers to bridge the gap between medical care and health care. 

Dr. King is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has written numerous articles for Healthcare Executive magazine. He currently serves as Secretary of the DC Hospital Association Board of Directors. King has also been an advisor for the DC Department of Health State Innovation Model, Adventist HealthCare’s Center for Health Equity and Wellness and the Maryland Governor’s Wellmobile Program. Since 2019, he has served as a Commissioner for the District of Columbia Commission on Health Equity. The Washington Business Journal has recognized him as one of the region’s top minority business leaders.

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Walsh School of Foreign Service

The Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. SFS provides a rigorous education grounded in both theory and practice while instilling the Jesuit value of service.


Dean Joel Hellman

As both a scholar and practitioner, Dean Joel Hellman brings to Georgetown a unique and valuable perspective from his work on issues of governance, conflict and the political economy of development around the world. He joins the School of Foreign Service following 15 years of service at the World Bank, where he most recently served as chief institutional economist and previously led its engagement with fragile and conflict-affected states as director of the Center on Conflict, Security and Development in Nairobi, Kenya. Learn more about the School of Foreign Service.

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Georgetown University Qatar

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is an international campus of Georgetown University, located in Education City, Doha. The university offers a four year undergraduate program in international affairs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree. Students have the opportunity to select one of four majors, and deepen their studies through a variety of minors, certificates, and experiential learning opportunities.

As a global hub for Georgetown’s educational mission, GU-Q also develops and manages a  variety of custom-designed Master’s degrees and certificate programs as well as open enrollment courses that draw on the full breadth of Georgetown’s offerings.


Dr. Safwan Masri, Dean

Safwan M. Masri is Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar and Distinguished Professor of the Practice at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Prior to joining Georgetown, Professor Masri was Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University, and a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He joined Columbia University in 1988 as a member of the faculty of Columbia Business School, and served as Vice Dean from 1993-2005. He previously taught engineering at Stanford University and was a visiting professor at INSEAD (Institut Européend’Administration des Affaires) in France. Masri is the author of “Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly” (Columbia University Press, 2017). He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. Masri is also a trustee of International College, serves as a director of AMIDEAST and Endeavor Jordan. He was founding chairman of King’s Academy and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, and served as an advisor to Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. Learn more about Georgetown University in Qatar.

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