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Georgetown College

Founded in 1789 as the nation’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, Georgetown College 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 Christopher S. Celenza

Celenza is a professor of history and classics, specializing in Italian Renaissance history, post-classical Latin literature and philosophy, and the history of classical scholarship. He has written or edited more than 40 articles and 10 books, most recently a biography of Niccolo Machiavelli. Two new books — Petrarch: Everywhere a Wanderer and The Intellectual World of the Italian Renaissance — were recently published. Before coming to the Hilltop, Celenza was the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Johns Hopkins University and served as Director of the American Academy in Rome. Learn more about Georgetown College.

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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, at nearly 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 Norberto Grzywacz

Grzywacz’s extensive research combines multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, physics, cognitive science, cellular biology, biomedical engineering, and mathematical and computational modeling. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics as well as a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 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., M.P.H

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 Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D.

A Dreyfus Merit Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Mitchell has been honored by election to a mastership in the American College of Physicians for his work in research in clinical teaching methods, and clinical research and care in Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology and Immunology. He has innovated pedagogical methods in the integrated learning center at the School of Medicine where he has served as chief academic officer for the past decade.

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School of Nursing and Health Studies

Founded in 1903, the School of Nursing & Health Studies houses dynamic degree programs in the health sciences and aims to promote health equity and improve population health locally, nationally and globally.

Guided by its mission, vision, and values, the school offers academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Our faculty comprises seasoned practitioners, researchers, scholars and teachers. Our graduates are leaders and work in academe, the government and the military, and health systems and community-based organizations, to name a few areas.


Interim Dean Carole Roan Gresenz of the School of Nursing & Health Studies

Carole Roan Gresenz holds the Bette Jacobs Endowed Professorship in the Department of Health Systems Administration. She is a health economist with expertise in health care organization and finance, health disparities in medical care, and access to and quality of care among vulnerable populations. Her current research spans Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, oral health, and gun policy. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Brown University and joined Georgetown after many years as a senior economist with the RAND Corporation. She was appointed interim dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies in 2019. Learn more about the School of Nursing & Health Studies.

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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 additional location of Georgetown University, based in Education City in 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, a minor and one of three certificates.

GU-Q also provides a variety of executive and professional education opportunities and serves as a residency location for the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies’ Emergency and Disaster Management program.


Dean Ahmad S. Dallal

A recognized scholar of modern and classical Islamic thought, Dean Dallal taught at Yale and Stanford University before joining Georgetown in 2003, where he served as the chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies. More recently, he held the position of provost at the American University of Beirut and was a member of Georgetown University in Qatar’s joint advisory board. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Columbia University and has published three books and over 40 academic articles. He also served as an adviser to the planning committee of the primary exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Learn more about Georgetown University in Qatar.

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