Admission deadlines:

Fall – January 15
Spring – September 1
Summer – March 1

Standardized test scores:

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:
  • Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 6.0 with no individual score below 5.0; or
  • TOEFL: 550 on paper-based or 80 on Internet-based; or
  • PTE Academic: 53.

Applicants with lower test scores may qualify for our full-time Applied English Studies program.

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 academic records are in a language other than English, a copy in the original language and an English language translation must be uploaded. Transcript evaluations should not be uploaded. Applicants with degrees from Indian universities should upload transcripts and/or detailed marksheets.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University; describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned.

Additional requirements:

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, the physical sciences, or applied mathematics.

International applicants only:

International applicants requiring a visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to this program, but may apply for the MS, PhD, or a professional degree (AppSc or Engr) in civil and environmental engineering with an area of focus in structural engineering.

For additional information about the admissions process visit the SEAS Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page.

Contact for questions:

202-994-1802 (phone)
202-994-1651 (fax)

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits in required courses in one selected track.

Earthquake Engineering Design

CE 6202Methods of Structural Analysis
CE 6342Structural Design to Resist Natural Hazards
CE 6404Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
CE 6800Special Topics (Advanced Earthquake Engineering Topics)

Concrete Bridge Design

CE 6301Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
CE 6302Prestressed Concrete Structures
CE 6310Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures
CE 6800Special Topics (Advanced Bridge Design Topics)

Extreme Event Design of Structures

CE 6202Methods of Structural Analysis
CE 6342Structural Design to Resist Natural Hazards
CE 8330Advanced Finite Element Analysis
CE 6800Special Topics ((Advanced Blast Resistant Topics)

Building Design

CE 6310Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures
CE 6342Structural Design to Resist Natural Hazards
CE 6320Design of Metal Structures
CE 6800Special Topics (Advanced Building Design Topics)