Admission Deadlines: Fall-July 1; Spring-November 1
Standardized Test Scores: The GRE is not required; however, if you think that submitting scores for the GRE will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction.
Minimum scores for the program are: Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0; or
TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based.
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 should be uploaded into your application.
Statement of Purpose: A 2-3 page statement of interests and personal goals.
Additional Requirements: None
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.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.

PPPA 6056Regulatory Comment Clinic
PPPA 6075Law and the Public Administrator
And one course selected from the following:
PPPA 6003Economics for Public Decision Making
or PPPA 6014 Microeconomics for Public Policy II
or PPPA 6015 Benefit-Cost Analysis
One course selected from the list below. Other courses can be approved at the discretion of the advisor.
PPPA 6015Benefit-Cost Analysis (if not taken as a required course)
PPPA 6061Banking and Financial Institutions Policy
PPPA 6066U.S. Environmental Policy
PPPA 6069Science and U.S. Public Policy
PPPA 6072Legislative Management and Congress