Fall – December 15
Standardized test scores
GRE general test (institutional code 5246). Waived for applicants who hold a J.D., M.D., or Ph.D.
Three (3) recommendations.
Prior academic records
Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.
Statement of purpose
In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application. If you are applying for an assistantship or fellowship, you should also describe any teaching experience you have had.
International applicants only
Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.
Please note: The minimum English language test scores required by this program are:
- Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score 6.0; or
- TOEFL: 600 on the paper-based test or 100 on the Internet-based test.
- PTE Academic: 68
For more information on the admission process, please visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – Graduate Admissions Office
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 107
Washington DC 20052
Contact for questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 202.994.6210 (phone) ~ 202.994.6213 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday