The application packet must include the following documents: -Proof of completion of Bachelor’s Degree and Official Transcript with a GPA 3.0 or above. If you plan to apply, be sure to contact the Registrar’s Office at each of the colleges or universities from which you will be requesting official sealed transcripts at your earliest convenience, in order to ensure that you receive your transcripts in time to submit them no later than June 1.
-A personal statement of at least 300 but no more that 800 words that includes the purpose for undertaking graduate study, academic objectives, research interests, and career plans/accomplishments.
-Resume that includes nominee’s current position, and minimum overall work history of at least 5 years.
-Signed letter of recommendation from the applicant's supervisor, specifying how the certificate would benefit the applicant and the organization and agreeing to support his/her participation for the duration of the program.
-Current SF-50 (Standard Form 50, Notice of Personnel Action) proof of being in a Competitive Service Permanent Position
Optional Document Requested: DI-Form 1935, Applicant Background Survey. Providing this demographic information is voluntary, and no individual personnel selections are made based upon this information.
Each applicant must submit the supporting documents by the June 1 deadline set by NPS.

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: 12 credits, including one 3-credit required course and 9 credits in elective courses.

PPPA 6006Policy Analysis
or PPPA 6066 U.S. Environmental Policy
9 credits in elective courses selected from the following:
AMST 6530Field Methods in Architectural Documentation
ANTH 6101Proseminar in Biological Anthropology
ANTH 6807Public Archaeology
ENGL 6510Writing, Race, and Nation
ENGL 6520Ethnicity and Identity
ENRP 6101Environmental Sciences I: Physical Sciences
ENRP 6102Environmental Sciences II: Life Sciences
GEOG 6219Seminar: Climatology
GEOG 6230Seminar: Environmental Issues in Development
HIST 6011Reading and Research in History and Public Policy
HIST 6302Colonial North America
HIST 6304American Indian History to 1890
HIST 6420Religion and American Culture
HIST 6480Theory and Practice of Public History
HIST 6495Historic Preservation: Principles and Methods
MSTD 6101Museum Management
MSTD 6203Preventive Conservation Concepts
PHIL 6281Environmental Philosophy and Policy
PPPA 6010Politics and The Policy Process
PPPA 6031Governing and Managing Nonprofit Organizations
PPPA 6043Land Use Planning and Community Development
PPPA 6067Environment, Energy, Technology, and Society
PPPA 6140Introduction to Environmental Law
PSC 6103Approaches to Public Policy Analysis
SMPA 6201Strategic Communications Skills
SOC 6250Urban Sociology
STAT 6104Statistics in Management, Administration, and Policy Studies
Students may be permitted to take alternative electives with permission of the advisor.

Students should consult with Environmental and Resource Policy Director of Graduate Studies to construct an individualized curriculum best suited to their needs and interests.