Admissions/Open Houses

The Visitor Center for prospective students

The Visitor Center at GW is a wonderful way to receive a tour of both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, learn more about the school and surrounding historic neighborhoods.  They can also provide you with information regarding lodging and dining. Access the Visitor Center at GW for more information.

For more information, contact the Chair of Admissions, Professor Michael Bamdad.

Open Houses

Open Houses are a great way to learn more about the Master's Program, the Post-Baccalaureate Program, sit in on a lecture, meet current students, faculty and staff, and learn about the Speech, Language and Hearing Center. The Open Houses are held from 10:15 am to 1:30 pm. Links to register for these events will be posted soon.

Fall 2019

October 25, 2019    
December 6, 2019 

Spring 2020

February 14, 2020  
March 27, 2020          

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines: Fall – Rolling, beginning in January

  • Standardized test scores: GRE general test (institutional code 5246)
  • Two (2) recommendations
  • 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. Upload an unofficial copy of the transcript or academic record for each institution attended to the Education section of the online application. The application will be reviewed for admission on the basis of the unofficial copies. Official copies of transcripts will be required only if offered admission. If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided; translations alone will not be accepted. View more information about uploading your transcript.
  • 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.
  • Additional requirements: To be considered for the Post-Baccalaureate program, applicants with undergraduate majors in other fields should submit a list of Speech–Language Pathology courses, if any, that they will complete prior to enrollment in the graduate program. No form or standard sheet is required. Please simply type your SLP courses into a document and upload it to the 'Other Higher Education' section of your online application. 
  • 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.
  • 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

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-6210
Fax: 202-994-6213
8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday


Graduate Admissions

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