Admission deadlines: Summer – Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Applicants interested in scholarships should apply by February 15. The final deadline is May 1.
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations
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: 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.
Additional requirements: Interview may be required (in-person, phone, or teleconference).
Supplemental Document: In one or two paragraphs, describe a general problem related to the LGBT community or a specific population under the LGBT umbrella that you are passionate about and would like to address, how you might go about confronting this issue in your Capstone project, and how you would like to measure the impact of that project. Your answer is not binding, but is meant to help us get to know you better through your interest areas and early ideas for what such a project might look like. This information will help us interview you more effectively and allow for a more balanced student cohort. Encouraged but 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.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences - Office of Graduate Studies
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 107
Washington DC 20052

For additional information about the admissions process visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.

202-994-6210 (phone)

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

18 credits, including 12 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

PSYD 6201Multi-disciplinary LGBT Health
PSYD 6202LGBT Mental Health
PSYD 6203LGBT Health Policy
PSYD 6211LGBT Health Capstone
6 credits in elective courses selected from the following: 1
PSYD 6221Topics in LGBT Health 2
PSYD 8271Independent Study

1 Students may petition the program director to include other courses as electives. Electives should be graduate-level courses offered at GW that pertain to the LGBT population, physical or mental health with a focus on minority/underserved populations, or public policy with a focus on health and/or minority/underserved populations.

2 Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics offered.