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Master’s Admissions

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 ugtrans@gmu.edu. Please submit hardcopy transcripts and other application materials to the following address:

Office of Graduate Admissions
4400 University Drive, MS 4C8
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-9700
Fax: 703-993-2392
Email: masongrad@gmu.edu

ProgramFall Application DeadlineSpring Application DeadlineDeadline for Scholarship or Assistantship Consideration
FallSpring
Political Science*February 1Dec. 1Feb. 1Nov. 1
Biodefense*May 1Dec. 1Feb. 1Nov. 1
MPAMay 1Dec. 1Feb. 1Nov. 1
MPPMay 1Dec. 1Feb. 1Nov. 1
International Security*May 1Dec. 1Feb. 1Nov. 1
International Commerce & PolicyMay 1Dec. 1Feb. 1Nov. 1
Peace OperationsMay 1Dec. 1Feb. 1Nov. 1
Transportation Policy, Operations, and LogisticsMay 1Dec. 1Feb. 1Nov. 1
Organization Development & Knowledge ManagementMay 1N/AFeb. 1N/A
Non-degreeAug. 1Dec. 22N/AN/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.

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