Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate Programs (Certificates, MS, PhD, and Professional Degrees)

APPLICATION

  How can I get information and an application package for the Graduate Programs? (Certificates, MS, PhD, and Professional Degrees)
 
  Can I apply online?
 
  What materials should I return with my application?
 
  Where do I submit my application?
 
  I missed the application deadline or would like to take courses prior to applying. How do I register to take a course as a Non-Degree student?
 
  I applied for your Certificate Program (or am currently in the Program). How can I change it to the Master's Program? Will my credits be transferred towards the Master's Degree?
 
  I have already applied for the Certificate Program. Could ICDRM provide any information on my application status?
 
  What is the tuition cost? I may also have questions regarding Financial Assistance.
 
  I am an international student. Are there specific application requirements for me?
 
 

ADMISSION

  What are the admission deadlines?
 
  What are the admission criteria?
 
  The Certificate program is offered under the School of Engineering and Applied Science. However, I do not have a background in engineering or applied science, do I qualify for the Programs?
 
 

OTHER ISSUES

  Are there any information sessions I can attend?
 
  Do you offer distance education courses?
 
 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  How can I get information and an application package for the Graduate Programs?

Please contact Dr. Greg Shaw at (202) 994-6736 or email: glshaw@gwu.edu to discuss the Graduate Programs.
 
 
  Can I apply online?

Yes!. All applications are now submitted online. Please click here.
 
 
  What materials should I return with my application?

Applicants to all Degree (MS, PhD, Professional) programs are required to submit GRE scores. These scores are due by the application deadline (see below). Applicants to SEAS Graduate Certificate programs are not required to submit GRE scores. To review all programs' application requirements click here.
 
 
  Where do I submit my application?

All applications are now submitted online. Please click here.
 
 
  I missed the application deadline or would like to take courses prior to applying. How do I register to take a course as a Non-Degree student?

Yes, you can register as a non-degree student. Click here for registration information.
 
 
  I applied for the Certificate Program (or am currently in the Program). How can I change it to the Master's Program? Will my credits be transferred towards the Master's Degree?

You need to re-apply for the Master's program. The Procedure is the same. Click here for general requirements or here for program specific requirements. If you get admitted, successful grades (A or B) may be transferred towards your Master's Degree upon the approval of your advisor and the Department Chair. Credit applied towards a previous degree at GW or another University may not be transferred. (For purposes of transfer of credit, the SEAS Graduate Certificate program is not considered a prior degree; at the discretion of the department concerned, the 18 credit hours earned in a SEAS certificate program may be applied to a subsequent degree program.)
 
 
  I have already applied for the Certificate Program. Could ICDRM provide any information on my application status?

No. You will receive emails from the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions updating you as your application goes through the admissions process. You will also be able to check the status of your application any time online by logging back into the ApplyYourself system. Click here to review Step Eight on the SEAS Applications for Admission page.
 
 
  What is the tuition cost? I may also have questions regarding Financial Assistance.

Click here for costs and funding information.
International students click here to explore other funding opportunities.
 
 
  I am an international student. Are there specific application requirements for me?

Yes! Please click here.
 

 
  What are the admission deadlines?

Click here to review admission deadlines for all Certificate and Degree Programs.
 
 
  What are the admission criteria?

Criteria for admission to the Certificate Degree are similar to Master's Degree requirements. Click here for more information.
 
 
  The Certificate programs are offered under the School of Engineering and Applied Science. However, I do not have a background in engineering or applied science, do I qualify for these Programs?

The Department generally attracts applicants from technical backgrounds who have a bachelor's degree in an area such as engineering, a physical science, or mathematics from a recognized university with a B or better average for the last two years of undergraduate study. Applicants with different academic background may be considered for admission; additional course work or other requirements may be a condition of admission in such cases.
 

 
  Are there any information sessions I can attend?

Yes!. We offer online information sessions as well as on site sessions where you can visit our facilities and speak to our faculty. Click here for further details and to RSVP.
 
 
  Do you offer distance education courses?

No. We believe that classroom experience is a central learning component of our educational programs, so we do not offer distance education courses at this time.