|Fall - April 1
|Spring - November 15
|Two letters of recommendation – one from a professor or academic advisor and one from a professional supervisor, if possible. (Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher need only one letter of 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 should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
|Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed, course-by-course evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services (https://www.naces.org/members).
|Statement of purpose:
|An essay of one-two pages describing the applicant’s professional experience in publishing, the student's goals and objectives, why the applicant chose GW, and any special circumstances the admissions committee should consider in reviewing the application.
|Admission requires a minimum of three years of professional experience in publishing. One letter of recommendation should preferably be from a supervisor or colleague from the applications current or former publishing organization. A current resumé or CV is required.
|International applicants only:
|Please follow this link - https://www.cps.gwu.edu/international-student-admissions - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
College of Professional Studies – Office of Admission
George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW
Washington DC 20052
Contact for questions:
CPS Office of Admission
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 571-553-0025 (phone) ~ 202-242-1047 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 12 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.
|Book and Journal Publishing
|Business of Publishing
|Copyright Law in Publishing
|Fundamentals of Electronic Publishing
|6 credits in any courses selected from one or more of the following groups:
|Children's Publishing and Media
|Editing Special Projects
|Mastering Book Acquisitions
|Trade Book Acquisitions
|Contracts, Rights, and Permissions
|Ethics in Publishing
|Business and marketing group
|Publishing Management, Organization, and Strategy
|Accounting and Finance for Publishers
|Audiobook and Podcast Publishing
|Book Publicity and Promotion
|Technology, production, and design group
|Elements of Book Design