MSGC: Academic Program

GW’s M.S. in Government Contracts offers an innovative curriculum that combines both the core principles of government procurement law and business.


Students must complete 36 credit hours as follows:

8 Core Classes: 23 credit hours

Law or Business Electives: 9 credit hours

The Capstone Course: 4 credit hours, including scholarly research, writing, and the capstone project.

Core classes may be taken in any sequence. Formation of Government Contracts and Performance of Government Contracts must be completed before taking Law electives. The capstone course must be completed last.



All courses are offered on the Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C., and online.



The MSGC Program can be completed in as little as 2.5 years, and as long as five years.  Students generally take 1-2 courses per semester.  The MSGC Program Manager works with students to create a customized plan that fits their needs.