Admission deadlines: Admission is offered on a rolling basis.
Recommendations required: Three recommendation are required
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: An essay of approximately 250 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at GW; 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: The Department requires that the applicant have a suitable bachelor's degree in an area such as engineering, a physical science, or mathematics with a GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. A grade of C or better in a second level calculus class is required. Applicants without a technical degree may apply and if accepted will be required to take an additional prerequisite course of EMSE 4197.
All applicants must also submit a resumé or CV.


The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 12 credits in courses assigned by the advisor.

Core courses
EMSE 6001The Management of Technical Organizations
EMSE 6099Problems in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
EMSE 6410Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics
EMSE 6820Program and Project Management
Other required courses
EMSE 6020Decision Making with Uncertainty
EMSE 6801Systems Engineering I
EMSE 6810Systems Analysis and Management
EMSE 6825Project Cost and Quality Management
Assigned courses
Four courses (12 credits) assigned by the advisor.