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Government Contracts

School of Business

Master's of Science in Government Contracts (M.S.G.C.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

GW’s M.S. in Government Contracts offers an innovative curriculum that combines both the core principles of government procurement law and business. The program can be completed in as little as eighteen months, with courses being taken evenings or on weekends. Students must complete thirty-six (36) credit hours as follows:

Eight (8) required core business courses totaling eighteen (18) credit hours, three (3) required government procurement law courses totaling eight (8) credit hours, at least two (2) additional government procurement law courses from a list of selective options, totaling at least six (6) credit hours, and the capstone course, a four (4) credit hour course. Courses may be taken in any sequence, except Financial Markets (which is a pre-requisite to Financial Management), and the capstone course which must be completed last.

All courses are offered at Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C., and most core business courses are offered online.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall - July 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - May 1

Standardized test scores:

Either the Graduate Admissions Management Test (GMAT - institutional code QK4-4F-40) or the Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE - institutional code 5246) is required; may be waived for applicants with at least seven (7) years related experience.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) or more recommendations (academic or professional).

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 should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

International applicants should upload the English-language version of their transcripts or a copy of a credentials evaluation.

Statement of purpose:

In a 500 word statement of purpose, describe your career objectives and how the M.S. in Government Contracts will help you attain your goals.

Additional requirements:

A minimum of three (3) years work experience related to government contracts, and a current resume.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

GW MS in Government Contracts Program
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
msgc@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.2693 ~ 202.994.9446 (fax)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday