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Cara Richards

Director, Master of Science Programs

  • Department: Graduate Programs
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  • Phone: (202) 994-3828
  • Fax: (202) 994-3571
  • Office: Duques Hall, Suite 550 • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052


Cara Richards is the Director, Master of Science Programs.  She is responsible for the management and advancement of the various Master of Science and graduate certificate programs at GWSB.  Cara has both managerial and strategic responsibilities. In addition to overseeing the effective ongoing operation of the Master of Science and graduate certificate programs, she works closely with the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in leading innovation in both the curricular and co-curricular domains.

Cara came to GW from Georgetown University, where she was the Director of Academic Affairs and Administration for the Office of Biomedical Graduate Education, and served as the Associate Director for Academic Affairs for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Previously, she worked at George Mason University, Union College and the University of Iowa. Cara received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa, Master’s in Public Policy from the State University of New York at Albany, and Masters of Arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from Georgetown University.