The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

Introduction

There are plenty of good engineering schools in the U.S., but how far can well take you when your goal is to engineer better? At the George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, students work with professors at the top of their fields and gain access to innovative resources in one of most dynamic, research-driven centers in the world. We offer master's, Ph.D., and certificate programs across a wide range of engineering and technological fields, including:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Cybersecurity in computer science
  • Data analytics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Regulatory biomedical engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering

Admissions Requirements

Students applying to any graduate program at SEAS must submit the following materials:

  • Completed online application form
  • GRE scores for all sections (quantitative, verbal, writing). No minimum score required.
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Application fee of $75 USD

A comprehensive list of admissions requirements may be found at https://graduate.seas.gwu.edu/admissions-requirements.

International Admissions

In addition to the general admissions requirements above, international applicants who require a visa to study in the United States must also meet the following requirements: English Language Requirements TOEFL or IELTS scores are required as part of the application package. Exceptions to this policy may be granted to applicants who:

  • Hold a bachelor’s, master’s, 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 situated in
  • Hold a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from an institution located in a country that qualifies for the TOEFL/IELTS exemption. A list of exempted countries may be found at https://graduate.seas.gwu.edu/toefl-exempt-countries

The following programs require at least a minimum of an 80 on the TOEFL and an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with no individual band score below 5.0:

  • Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Cybersecurity and Computer Science (M.S.)
  • Electrical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Regulatory Biomedical Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.)

The following programs require at least a minimum of 100 on the TOEFL and an IELTS overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0:

  • Data Analytics (M.S.)
  • Engineering Management (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Systems Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

Transcripts A transcript, detailed mark sheets, or comparable document showing all coursework, grades and proof of earned degrees must be submitted for each institution attended. This is required for 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 copies of your transcripts or academic records should be updated to your online application account. Please do not mail transcripts at the time of admission; if admitted, you will be instructed on how to provide official copies. Applicants with degrees from Indian universities must include marks sheets in their upload. Applicants with transcripts in foreign languages must include the copy in the original language and the English translation. Do not upload evaluations of your transcripts. Submitting documents for I-20/DS-2019 Forms It is not mandatory to submit financial documents for I-20 or DS-2019 forms as part of the application package. Although there is a section of the online application where applicants can upload these documents, it is not necessary to do. Only when the applicant has been granted admission to SEAS and confirmed the intent to enroll, the admissions committee will review all documents and request that the forms be submitted.

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Programs

This school also offers:

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Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate degree and certificate programs that are designed to help students explore solutions for issues such as improving clean water access; designing intelligent transportation systems to alleviate traffic congestion; improving the crash-worthiness of cars; and designing bridges to become more resistant to earthquake. [+]

Civil and Environmental Engineering Program Overview

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate degree and certificate programs that are designed to help students explore solutions for issues such as improving clean water access; designing intelligent transportation systems to alleviate traffic congestion; improving the crash-worthiness of cars; and designing bridges to become more resistant to earthquake.

Students choose from six areas of focus:

Engineering mechanics Environmental engineering Geotechnical engineering Structural engineering Transportation safety engineering Water safety engineering

The Department collaborates with several entities throughout the greater D.C. metropolitan area for research, including:... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Engineering (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the M.S. in Computer Engineering prepares students to learn and apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques using industry-standard computer-aided design tools. [+]

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the M.S. in Computer Engineering prepares students to learn and apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques using industry-standard computer-aided design tools. Faculty and students work together to explore solutions for photonic computing; create state-of-the-art advances in high-performance computing; and improve the reliability of cloud computing.

The program offers up-to-date knowledge and skills in the advances of computer systems architecture and networking, as well as the rapidly-growing use of superscalar microprocessors, real-time embedded systems, VLSI and ASIC design modules, digital signal processors, and networked computing platforms. The program offers a flexible schedule that includes courses in the late afternoon and evening, as well as the ability to choose a thesis or non-thesis degree option.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the M.S. program in Computer Science is designed to equip students with excellent skills at the forefront of computing. Through research and teaching, the Department contributes to computing breakthroughs that are fueling advances in medicine, communications, transportation, security, and other areas vital to society and the world. [+]

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the M.S. program in Computer Science is designed to equip students with excellent skills at the forefront of computing. Through research and teaching, the Department contributes to computing breakthroughs that are fueling advances in medicine, communications, transportation, security, and other areas vital to society and the world.

The Masters degree is based on 10 courses (30 credit hours). A student may do a thesis, but this is optional. There are no comprehensive examinations. Three of the 10 courses are required (core courses). The other seven courses can be selected based on consultation with the student's advisor. Two of these courses can come from a different department.... [-]


Master of Science in Cybersecurity in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The M.S. in Cybersecurity in Computer Science is designed to respond to the large and fast-growing need for technical cybersecurity experts both nationally and internationally. [+]

Cybersecurity in Computer Science Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the M.S. in Cybersecurity in Computer Science is designed to respond to the large and fast-growing need for technical cybersecurity experts both nationally and internationally. As the first such degree offered in the D.C. area, students acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills in cybersecurity, an increasingly important field to national security, the economy, and private citizens.

Students take a combination of core courses focused on design and analysis of algorithms; computer architectures; and advanced software paradigms. These are to be combined with courses focused on security (ex. applied cryptography, computer network defense, etc.) and elective courses.... [-]


Master of Science in Data Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Through courses led by top faculty members at the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the School of Business, this program is conducted in small cohorts and covers topics in computer science, business analytics and systems engineering while focusing on the foundations of analytics from a technical engineering perspective. [+]

Program Overview

Administered jointly through theDepartment of Computer Scienceand theDepartment of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, the Master of Science in Data Analytics aims to address the growing demand for professionals skilled in big data and data analytics in government, industryand research organizations.

Through courses led by top faculty members at the School of Engineering & Applied Scienceand theSchool of Business, this program is conducted in small cohorts and covers topics in computer science, business analyticsand systems engineering while focusing on the foundations of analytics from a technicalengineering perspective.

Students choose from two tracks: Computer Science or Engineering Management & Systems Engineering.Download the brochure (PDF)to learn the difference.... [-]


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

This program is designed to help students understand and apply the principles of electrical engineering to such diverse areas as communications, power and energy, and nanoelectronics. [+]

Program Overview

This program is designed to help students understand and apply the principles of electrical engineering to such diverse areas as communications, power and energy, and nanoelectronics. Faculty and students research in areas such as wireless/mobile communications, micro-electro-mechanical systems, magnetics, and remote sensing.

Students choose from five areas of focus:

Applied electromagnetics Communications and networks Electrical power and energy Electronics, photonics, and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics) Signal and image processing, systems and controls Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: thesis and non-thesis options are available Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Other requirements:Students are required to take at least one course in the department outside of his/her area of focus. Colloquium requirement: Students must fulfill this zero-credit course by attending five colloquium seminars, workshops or symposia sponsored by the department. Areas of Focus ... [-]

Master of Science in Engineering Management (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S.program in Engineering Management is designed to prepare technical managers who need a broad education in order to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. [+]

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S.program in Engineering Management is designed to prepare technical managers who need a broad education in order to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. The Engineering Management program provides a graduate education in the latest management techniques for technical and scientific organizations.

Students choose from five areas of focus:

Crisis, emergency and risk management Economics, finance and cost engineering Engineering and technology management Environmental and energy management Knowledge and information management Master of Science in Engineering Management (M.S.) Credit hours: 36 Number of courses: 12 Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Types of course requirements:Common course requirementsEMSE 6001 Management of Technical Organizations EMSE 6410 Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics EMSE 6020 Decision Making with Uncertainty EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I Area of focus course requirements Approved electives Areas of Focus ... [-]

Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Offered through the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the M.S. program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prepares students for leadership careers in government and industry. [+]

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the M.S. program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prepares students for leadership careers in government and industry. Students and faculty work together to explore solutions in areas such as mobile robots for search and rescue missions; defense and environmental monitoring; smart materials; and plasma-based methods for reinforcing industrial plastics in transportation vehicles.

Students choose from the following areas of focus:

Aerospace engineering Design of mechanical engineering systems Fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and energy Industrial engineering Solid mechanics and materials science Structures and dynamics Robotics, mechatronics, and controls Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Credit hoursWith thesis: 24 credit hours of coursework + 6 credit hours of thesis research Without thesis: 33 credit hours of coursework Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Areas of Focus ... [-]

Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The M.S. program in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle. [+]

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the M.S. program in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle. Faculty research in systems engineering include: applied enterprise systems engineering and analysis; business and program development; critical infrastructure systems; risk assessment and management; and more.

Students choose from the following areas of focus:

Operations research and management science Systems engineering and integration Enterprise information assurance Curriculum Credit hours: 36 Number of courses: 12 Common courses: EMSE 6001 Management of Technical Organizations EMSE 6410 Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics EMSE 6020 Decision Making with Uncertainty EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I [-]

Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 semesters September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Telecommunications Engineering provides students with a foundation in the fundamentals of transmissions systems, computer networking, network architecture and protocols, and telecommunications security protocols. [+]

Telecommunications Engineering Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Telecommunications Engineering provides students with a foundation in the fundamentals of transmissions systems, computer networking, network architecture and protocols, and telecommunications security protocols. Students may also take courses on optical networking, wireless networking, cloud computing, and other topics relevant to the industry.

Curriculum Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: Two - students who choose to complete a thesis take 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours for conducting thesis research. These 6 credit hours must be taken over two terms. Students who choose the non-thesis option take 30 credit hours of course work. Other requirements: ... [-]

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George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Address Science & Engineering Hall 800 22nd Street NW Suite 2885
20052 District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., USA
Website http://graduate.seas.gwu.edu
Phone +1 202-994-1802