Admission deadlines:

Fall - July 1

  Spring – November 1 
Prerequisite requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics with Multi-Variable Calculus and Linear Algebra I or equivalent coursework

Recommendations required: One (1) recommendation
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: Statement of purpose is not required.
International applicants only: Please follow this link - - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements. Please note: international students who require a student visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to the program.

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 215
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202-994-6210 (phone) ~ 202-994-6213 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

MATH 6201Real Analysis I
MATH 6202Real Analysis II
Two of the following:
MATH 6214Measure and Integration Theory
MATH 6215Introduction to Functional Analysis
MATH 6318Applied Mathematics I
MATH 6319Applied Mathematics II
MATH 6810General Topology

Alternate courses may be selected in consultation with the certificate advisor.