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.
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 computer engineering with an area of focus in computer architecture and high performance computing.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the SEAS Frequently Asked Questions page

Contact for questions: - 202.994.1802 - 202.994.1651 (fax)
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Skype: GW Engineering

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

ECE 6105Introduction to High-Performance Computing
At least one of the following:
ECE 6125Parallel Computer Architecture
ECE 6130Big Data and Cloud Computing
Six additional credits from the following:
CE 6210Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
CE 6705Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling and Simulation
CE 8330Advanced Finite Element Analysis
CSCI 3571Introduction to Bioinformatics
CSCI 4572Computational Biology
CSCI 6421Distributed and Cluster Computing
ECE 6005Computer Architecture and Design
ECE 6045Special Topics
ECE 6050Research
ECE 6120Advanced Microarchitecture
ECE 6140Embedded Systems
ECE 6213Design of VLSI Circuits
ECE 6214High-Level VLSI Design Methodology
ECE 6735Numerical Electromagnetics
ECE 6800Computational Techniques in Electrical Engineering
MAE 6225Computational Fluid Dynamics
MAE 6291Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
PHYS 6130Computational Physics I
PHYS 6230Computational Physics II
PHYS 6330Computational Physics III
PHYS 8110Selected Topics in Theoretical Nuclear Physics