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Enterprise Information Assurance

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

Enterprise Information Assurance: the entirety of policies, practices, and technologies that enable the managers of the enterprise to understand, manage, and reduce the risk to information assets within their operational control.  It includes not only computer based information processing but also other forms of information collection, processing, and manipulation (including filing cabinets, phones, and gossiping in the lunch room).  It is fundamentally a systems engineering challenge.

Admission Requirements


Admission deadlines:

Fall – January 15
Spring – September 1
Summer – March 1

Prior academic records:

Transcripts 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. Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes.

If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided; translations alone will not be accepted.

Standardized tests:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction.  Minimum scores:

  • Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 6.0 with no individual score below 5.0; or
  • TOEFL: 550 on paper-based or 80 on Internet-based; or
  • PTE Academic: 53.

Applicants with lower test scores may qualify for our full-time Applied English Studies program.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University; describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned.

International applicants only:

International applicants requiring a visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to this program.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the SEAS Frequently Asked Questions page.

Contact for questions: ~ 202.994.1802 or 800.537.7327 ~ 202.994.1651 (fax)
9:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Skype: GW Engineering