|Admissions Deadlines:||Fall – July 1|
|Spring - November 1|
|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:||A 2-3 page statement of interests and personal goals.|
|International applicants only:||Please follow this link - https://columbian.gwu.edu/international-graduate-applicants - 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.
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.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.
|PPPA 6031||Governing and Managing Nonprofit Organizations|
|PPPA 6032||Managing Fundraising and Philanthropy|
|or PPPA 6033||Nonprofit Enterprise|
|Electives, Trachtenberg School|
|At least one course (3 credits) and as many as two courses (6 credits) selected from the following:|
|PPPA 6016||Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation|
|PPPA 6033||Nonprofit Enterprise *|
|PPPA 6032||Managing Fundraising and Philanthropy *|
|PPPA 6034||Managing Nonprofit Boards|
|PPPA 6053||Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations|
|PPPA 6055||Contracting Out and Public–Private Partnerships|
|PPPA 6058||International Development NGO Management|
|PPPA 6062||Community Development Policy and Management|
|PPPA 6063||Policy Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Impact Investing|
|PPPA 6068||Leading Diverse and Inclusive Organizations|
|Electives, other GW schools|
|Students may select one course (3 credits) from the following**:|
|ACCY 6701||Government Accounting|
|MGT 6285||Social Entrepreneurship|
|PUBH 6054||Community Engagement and Advocacy|
|SMPA 6206||Advocacy Communication and Political Networks|
*If not taken as a required course.
**Students may supplement or substitute elective courses with other relevant courses in related disciplines with the permission of a field advisor. Field advisors can recommend courses in various schools of the university that address a student's particular interest and career goals.