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GIS Certificate Admissions Requirements

Admission Deadlines

Applicants must go through the GW's general admissions process. The department does not accept applications directly, nor does it keep the required forms. Applicants who meet the Columbian Collge of Arts & Social Sciences' minimum requirements will be forwarded to the department for evaluation. Deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: October 1 

Any applications received outside of these deadlines will be considered on an individual basis. 


  • A Bachelor's of Arts (BA) degree or Bachelor's of Science (BS) degree is necessary for admission.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 OR one letter of recommendation from a professor in a related field is needed.
  • GRE scores and statements of purpose are not required. TOEFL requirements follow GW policy.
  • Official copies of all undergraduate transcripts are required. 

GWU Graduate Admissions

If you wish to visit the department or speak to the graduate advisor directly, please contact: 

Nuala M. Cowan, D.Sc 
Director of the GIS Certificate
[email protected]