Admission deadlines: Fall and Summer:
Round 1 - 1/15
Round 2 - 4/1
Round 3 - 5/15
Standardized test scores: GMAT (550 or higher) or GRE (V-150/Q-150 or higher) score or approved Waiver. A waiver can be granted to applicants with a prior Master’s degree; an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher; or five years of relevant, professional, full-time work experience.
Recommendations required: One 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 should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission. International applicants whose transcripts are in a language other than English must have them professionally translated and notarized, and submit both copies into the application.
Statement of purpose: In an essay limited to 500 words, discuss your long-term and short-term professional objectives and how your past experiences have contributed to and defined these objectives. Include in your statement why you want to pursue a graduate business degree at this point in time. You may also include your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application. You may explain any academic inconsistencies as part of your statement or as an addendum.
Additional requirements: A current resumé is required.
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:
The GW School of Business
Attn: Graduate Admissions
2201 G Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202-994-1212 (phone)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The master of interdisciplinary business studies (STEM) program allows students with specific interdisciplinary interests to take the curricula of two School of Business graduate certificate programs. 30 credits are required for the degree, including 24 credits in two preapproved certificate programs and 6 credits in elective courses.


Students complete two 12-credit certificate programs selected from the list below. All requirements for both programs must be fulfilled.


Students take an additional 6 credits in STEM-focused elective courses selected from those listed for the above five certificate programs. Other STEM-focused electives may be approved by the academic advisor. Electives should focus on integrating the curricula of the two certificate programs.