Admissions & Application

Spring 2018 applications are being accepted now.
Complete your Application Today!

Application Deadlines

Fall admission (Off-campus: Arlington Education Center)
     Priority Deadline: March 1
     Final Deadline: May 1
Spring admission (Off-campus: Arlington Education Center)
    Priority Deadline: August 1
    Final Deadline: October 1

*Please note that only the master's degree program is eligible for F-1 and J-1 visas for international students.
International applicants must have completed applications at least two months before the listed admissions deadlines; and accepted international students must submit their visa applications by July 1st for Fall or November 1st for Spring.

Admissions Information

Applicants to the Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning and the Graduate Certificates in Sustainable Urban Planning and Climate Change Management and Policy must have:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education 

  • Normally, a cumulative undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale) is required

Application Information

This program requires the submission of a completed application for admission. An online application system accepts all the required application materials electronically, except official transcripts and official test scores. Official test scores, if applicable, are sent to us directly from the appropriate testing organization upon your request. Official hard copy transcripts and documents that are not submitted online must be mailed to us at the following address:

The College of Professional Studies
Office of Admissions
The George Washington University
1925 Ballenger Ave, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-299-9142     Email:

To be considered "official" transcripts, they must remain sealed in their envelope as they were by the issuing university. Transcripts will be considered unofficial if the envelope has been opened. 

Please note that recommendations and transcripts take several weeks to arrive. Please plan accordingly.

Before you begin the online application, please access the application instructions here for the required application materials and specific instructions on how to apply. Please contact the admissions office if you need assistance with the application. 

If you are ready to apply, you can proceed directly to the online application and check the status of your application.