Admissions & Application

Application Deadline

Fall term
 Campus locations: Off-campus Alexandria or Online Education
     Priority Deadline: February 1
     Final Deadline: April 1


Admissions Information

Master of Professional Studies applicants should have earned an undergraduate degree, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Please note that this program is not eligible for students to apply for an F-1 or J-1 international visa.


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: applycps@gwu.edu

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 read the detailed application instructions. 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.

Admission to the program is competitive and selective. Offers of admission will be sent via email and will be extended to the most highly qualified. You are encouraged to apply early.