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Graduate School

The Graduate School is an independent, not-for-profit, accredited educational institution serving federal, state and local government employees in the nation's capital with additional sites strategically located throughout the U.S. For ninety years, the Graduate School has dedicated itself to academic excellence and lifelong learning and high-quality, accessible educational opportunities.

By providing challenging education and training opportunities to aspiring and seasoned professionals, the Graduate School prepares individuals to enter and advance in careers in government, as well as related pursuits with private and not-for-profit organizations. Working adults enhance career skills and abilities, develop new competencies and qualifications, and expand their understanding of the ideals of a democratic society. Education, training and consulting services position governments and organizations to operate more effectively and efficiently in reaching mission-critical goals.

The Graduate School engages a diverse student population through innovative, as well as, proven approaches to teaching and learning that take advantage of its locations, its network of public and corporate leaders and practitioners, state-of-the-art technologies and connections with major employers. The School provides a broad array of learning opportunities in formats accessible to adult learners everywhere through affordable training programs, continuing education courses, executive and leadership development programs, and credit offerings at the certificate and associate degree levels.

The Graduate School offers nearly 1,000 courses, all taught by experienced practitioners who help individuals improve job performance, further their careers and reach personal goals. The School offers classes in more than 150 cities in the continental United States each year and also has extensive distance education capabilities which allow it to deliver education and training to virtually any location.



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