Graduate & Professional Certificate Admissions

Current Graduate Degree Students

All students in good academic standing enrolled in a graduate degree program within the GW School of Business are eligible to be considered for admission to the graduate certificate program. Current students are required to complete and submit an online application via their student portal. To apply for a graduate certificate, please follow the directions found in the Current Student Certificate Application Guide.

*Please note: Due to the high-level quantitative course work taught in the Business Analytics (BA) graduate certificate program, current GW Masters/MBA students must upload copies of all previous transcripts, including from undergraduate and graduate institutions. These transcripts must be included with the BA graduate certificate application.

Non-School of Business Students

To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Previous academic history, letters of recommendation, demonstrated motivation and aptitude to undertake graduate-level work, and professional experience are all taken into consideration.

*Graduate certificate registration does not qualify for federal financial aid, but students may seek private loans to fund their study.

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.  International applicants should upload the English-language version of their transcripts or a copy of a credentials evaluation.

English Language Requirements for International Applicants

Applicants who are not citizens of countries where English is the official language or who do not hold a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English–Academic (PTE).

Applicants are required to submit a minimum TOEFL score of 600 paper-based or 100 Internet-based, or an overall band score of 7.0 on the IELTS with no individual band score below 6.0, or a score of 68 on the PTE. In some instances, an interview will be required of applicants.

Application Deadlines 

July 31 For Fall 2018 admission to a GWSB Graduate Certificate program.

December 15 For Spring 2019 admission to a GWSB Graduate Certificate program.


Learn More About Each Program


Apply To A Graduate Certificate Program

Applications are submitted through the GW Student Portal. You can sign up for an account if you don't have one.

Professional Certificate Programs

Enroll in one of six professional development certificate programs offered by a research center or institute at the George Washington University School of Business.


Apply To A Professional Certificate Program

Applications are submitted through the GW Student Portal. You can sign up for an account if you don't have one.