Admissions Deadlines Fall: January 7th - Fellowship & Application Deadline
Spring: October 1st - Fellowship & Application Deadline
Applications for admission will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis after the fellowship deadlines have passed, but students will not be considered for fellowships.
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations
Standardized tests: GRE and GMAT scores are not accepted and will not be considered in the review process. Please do not submit scores.
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 should 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, English language translations must be provided. The English translations alone should be uploaded into the online application. Official transcripts and certified English translations will be required of applicants who are offered admission.
Statement of purpose: For your Statement of Purpose, choose one of these options:
In an essay of approximately 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at the Elliott School of International Affairs. As part of your statement of purpose, describe your academic and research interests, career objectives, and how a degree from the Elliott School will enable you to achieve your goals. Please be specific.
In an essay of approximately 500 words, please discuss an issue of international importance you wish to address in your professional career. Please include how the Elliott School and the academic program to which you have applied will prepare you to address this global issue.
Additional requirements: A resumé or curriculum vitae is required. Resumés/CVs must include dates of employment (if applicable) and date of degree conferral or expected degree conferral.
International applicants only: PLEASE NOTE: International applicants who require a student visa are not eligible for admission to this program.
International Applicants may be required to submit official English language tests scores with their application. Please see the Elliott School's English Language Requirements for guidance on whether you need to take an English language exam. Please send official TOEFL scores to institution code 5246.
The minimum English Language Test Requirements can be found below:
Eligible for Admission & requires EAP Courses:
IELTS- 7.0 overall score, no band score below 6.0
TOEFL- 100 (internet test) 600 (paper test)
PTE- 68
Eligible for Admission & Exempt from EAP Courses**:
IETLS- 7.0 overall score, no band score below 6.5
TOEFL- 105 (internet test) 650 (paper test)
PTE- 72
**Spring applicants must receive at least these scores to be considered for admission.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202-994-7050 (phone) ~ 202.994.9537 (fax)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 15 credits, including a 3-credit core course and 12 credits in supporting courses.

Core course (3 credits)
IAFF 6152Energy Policy
Supporting courses (12 credits)
Four courses, three of which must be from the following list. This list is sorted by degree of relevance and fit for the nuclear policy graduate certificate program of study. The fourth course may be chosen from this list or from other related courses offered by the University in consultation with the program director:
IAFF 6141International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone
IAFF 6143Science and Technology Policy Analysis
IAFF 6106Nuclear Weapons
IAFF 6107The Science of Nuclear Materials
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Nuclear Energy)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Nuclear Security Policy)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Nuclear Strategy)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation)