MSGC Admission

Admission Overview

The MS in Government Contracts (MSGC) 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.

Admissions decisions are made jointly by the Law School and the School of Business.


  • 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 in the field of government contracts.

Online Application Requirements

To submit a completed application, you must fill out the online application and upload the following documents:

  • Completed Online Application: With 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: Describe how the MSGC program will help you achieve career objectives and professional goals. (500 words or less).

Additional Application Requirements

  • Transcripts: All admitted students will be required to submit official, sealed academic transcripts with proof of their bachelor’s degree. There is no need to submit transcripts at the time when you first apply; you may do so after admission. Once admitted, please submit transcripts from all of the colleges and/or universities you have attended, whether or not a degree program was completed or the credits appear as transfer credits on another transcript.

    International applicants should upload the English-language version of their transcripts or a copy of a credentialed evaluation. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please visit

  • GMAT Score or GRE Score*: Test date must be within past five years. GMAT code: QK4-4F-40; GRE code: 5246

    *You may apply for a GMAT waiver if you demonstrate completion of one of the following requirements: a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.25 or better, a prior master’s degree, or more than five years of relevant, professional full-time work experience. Note that this is not a promise to waive your GMAT requirement, but rather an option for you to request a waiver of this requirement. Please contact [email protected] for more details. Not eligible for a test waiver? George Washington University 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 an official IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0.

  • 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. Applicants from the United States and 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

This program attracts top academic and professional talent. We do not have minimum requirements for test scores, GPA or work experience. Statistics from the most recent admission period are as follows:

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

Institution Codes

  • GMAT: QK4-4F-99

Submit Supporting Documents

After registering with our Online Application System, mail any supporting documents to the address below. 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
2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Ste. 550
Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: 202-994-1212
Fax: 202-994-3571
Email: [email protected]

For more information, please refer to the MSGC FAQs.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission.

Please note: The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is no longer accepting applications for Spring 2020. Additionally, only the Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program is accepting applications for Summer 2020. No other degree or graduate certificate program has a Summer 2020 enrollment option.





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