Admission deadlines: Fal - July 1
November 1
Standardized test scores: The GRE general or GMAT is not required however if you feel as though submitting scores for the GRE or GMAT will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction.
Minimum scores for the program are:
- Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0; or
- TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
- PTE Academic: 68
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations
Prerequisite requirements: In order to satisfactorily complete several of the ENRP core courses, including applied statistics (PPPA 6002), Microeconomics for Public Policy (PPPA 6007), and environmental science (ENRP 6101/2), students must have math skills equivalent to that provided by a college course in algebra, pre-calculus, analytic geometry, or introductory statistics. Suitable applicants who lack such skills will be admitted with a stated deficiency in mathematics that must be fulfilled in the first semester of the program.
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 must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application.
International applicants only: Please follow this link - - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements. Please note: international students who require a student visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to the program.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – Graduate Admissions Office
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 215
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202-994-6210 (phone) ~ 202-994-6213 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits in required courses.

ENRP 6101Environmental Sciences I: Physical Sciences
or ENRP 6102 Environmental Sciences II: Life Sciences
PPPA 6006Policy Analysis
PPPA 6007Microeconomics for Public Policy I
or ECON 6237 Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
PPPA 6066U.S. Environmental Policy
or PPPA 6140 Introduction to Environmental Law

If, by virtue of prior coursework, a student can demonstrate competency in all topics covered in a required course, another graduate course relevant to environmental policy may be substituted for that course. Permission of the Environmental Resource Policy Program Director or Director of Graduate Studies is required.