Admission deadlines: Fall Priority Deadline - March 1; Fall Final Deadline: July 31
Recommendations required: Two letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic references, preferably one from a current supervisor)
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all institutions 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.
Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services: http://www.naces.org/members.
Statement of purpose: Please submit a 250-500 word essay on your purpose for applying to study at GW. Please describe your relevant qualifications and academic objectives and address the specific program you are applying to as well as any concentration, if applicable. This is an opportunity to expand upon or address anything not covered in the rest of your application.
International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information (https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements) 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:
College of Professional Studies – Office of Admission
George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW
Suite 301
Washington DC 20052
 

Contact for questions:
CPS Office of Admission
applycps@gwu.edu ~ 571-553-0025 (phone) ~ 202-242-1047 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 126 credits, including 22 credits in general education courses and 44 credits in elective courses, which may be completed at any regionally accredited institution; and 60 credits in required core courses, which must be taken at GW.

General education *
22 credits in general education courses, taken as follows:
3 credits in mathematics or statistics
4 credits in physical or natural science with lab
3 credits in humanities
6 credits in social and behavioral sciences
6 credits in written communication or composition
Electives*
44 credits in elective courses.
Required for the major
60 credits in core courses, which must be taken at GW.
PSCS 2301Cyber Investigation
PSCS 2302Digital Forensics
PSCS 2303Compliance and Risk Management
PSCS 2304Incident Response
PSCS 3100Principles of Cybersecurity
PSCS 3103Ethics, Law, and Policy
PSCS 3107IP Security and VPN Technology
PSCS 3109Network Security
PSCS 3111Information Technology Security System Audits
PSCS 3113Topics in IT Security Defense Countermeasures
PSCS 3117Project Management in Information Technology
PSCS 4102Intrusion Detection and Vulnerability Management
PSCS 4103Securing Operating Systems
PSCS 4110Data Communication and Networking Technologies
PSCS 4202Cyber Attack Tools and Techniques

*General education and elective courses may be completed at any regionally accredited institution. A minimum grade of C is required for transfer credit to be approved. General education and elective coursework may be completed before, during, or within five years of completing the other requirements for the bachelor's degree.