MSGC | Admission

Admission Overview

The M.S. in Government Contracts is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the George Washington University Law School and the School of Business. While the MSGC degree is awarded by the GW School of Business, the program is co-administered by the two schools. Applications for admission are administered by the Director of Government Procurement Law and Business Programs, contact information is shown below. Admissions decisions are made jointly by the Law School and the School of Business.

Qualifications for Admission

  • A bachelor’s degree and strong academic performance from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • At least three years of professional, full-time work experience.
  • A demonstrated professional interest in government contracts.

Online Application Requirements

To be considered complete, the below must be included in the online application:

  • Completed Online Application: With $75 non-refundable application fee.
  • Current Résumé: Uploaded through the online application system.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: From professional and/or academic references.
  • Statement of Purpose: In no more than 500 words, describe how the MS in Government Contracts program fits into your professional life and your career objectives.

Additional Application Requirements

  • Transcripts: From all colleges/universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as a transfer credit on another transcript. Please mail official transcripts to the mailing address at the end of this page. Unofficial copies may be uploaded to your online application, however official transcripts are required to complete your application.
  • GMAT Score or GRE Score:
    Test date must be within past five years. GMAT code: QK4-4F-40; GRE code: 5246

    Not eligible for a test waiver? George Washington applicants can benefit from 10% off any Kaplan GMAT or GRE preparation course. Use discount code GWUSB10.

International Applicants

International applicants must submit one of the following—an official TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based test), an official IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0, or a PTE Academic Score of at least 68. Test date must be within the past two years.

TOEFL code: 5246

Exceptions to this requirement

  • You have earned a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction and the official language of the country in which the university is located. In addition to the United States, applicants from the following countries  are exempt from this requirement.
  • You have earned a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree from an institution that is accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency—see list of approved schools

Admitted Student Profile

While we do not have minimum requirements for test scores, GPA or work experience, our program does attract top academic and professional talent. Statistics from the most recent admission period are as follows:

  • Average GPA: 3.2
  • Percentage Military or Veteran: 20%
  • Percentage Female: 38%
  • Percentage International: %
  • Average Age: 36

Application Deadlines

Spring Term

Round Application Deadline Decisions Announced
R1  9/12/2016 10/7/2016
R2* 10/17/2016 11/18/2016

Fall Term

Round Application Deadline Decisions Announced
R3 12/5/2016 1/27/2017
R4 2/1/2017 3/10/2017
R5* 4/3/2017 4/28/2017
R6 6/26/2017 7/14/2017
R7 7/17/2017 8/4/2017

* International applications must be received before the Round 2 deadline to be considered for the Spring term, and before the Round 5 deadline to be considered for the Fall.

Institution Codes

  • GMAT: QK4-4F-99

Submit Supporting Documents

Once you have registered with our Online Application System you may mail any supporting documents to the address below. Please note, an application cannot be considered until the online application process is complete and all supporting documents have been received by the Office of Graduate Admissions .

The George Washington University
School of Business, Graduate Admissions
Duques Hall, Suite 550
2201 G Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: (202) 994-1212
Fax: (202) 994-3571

For more information, please refer to the MSGC FAQs.