The admissions process is competitive. Each application is reviewed individually and thoroughly. We believe in building a strong and diverse cadre of students through a selective and holistic review process. Our students come from all academic backgrounds and professional disciplines.
The following credentials are required for admission to our Master’s programs:
- A conferred bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred.
- Additional requirements vary by program. Please consult the academic program page for specific admissions criteria.
Official electronic transcripts should be directed to email@example.com. Please submit hardcopy transcripts and other application materials to the following address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
4400 University Drive, MS 4C8
Fairfax, VA 22030
|Program||Fall Application Deadline||Spring Application Deadline||Deadline for Scholarship or Assistantship Consideration|
|Political Science*||February 1||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||Nov. 1|
|Biodefense*||May 1||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||Nov. 1|
|MPA||May 1||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||Nov. 1|
|MPP||May 1||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||Nov. 1|
|International Security*||May 1||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||Nov. 1|
|International Commerce & Policy||May 1||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||Nov. 1|
|Peace Operations||May 1||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||Nov. 1|
|Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics||May 1||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||Nov. 1|
|Organization Development & Knowledge Management||May 1||N/A||Feb. 1||N/A|
|Non-degree||Aug. 1||Dec. 22||N/A||N/A|
*these programs require the GRE or GMAT for admissions consideration. All other programs require exam scores for scholarship consideration only.
International Applicants—For Spring 2016: One month prior to deadlines listed above. For admissions purposes, an international applicant is defined as any individual who has completed a degree outside of the United States.