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 good 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 marksheets, or comparable document showing all course work, 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 on 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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Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 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: the Center for Intelligence Systems Research (CISR) for developing intelligent transportation systems; the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Watershed on improving water quality; the National Crash Analysis Center for research in transportation engineering In addition, the Science and Engineering Hall on GW's main campus features a new high bay (pictured above), which students in civil and environmental engineering may utilize in their studies to test the strength of heavy objects against a strong wall and strong floor. Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Credit hours: 33 (with thesis) or 30 (without thesis) 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. Students who choose the non-thesis option take 33 credit hours of course work. [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 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. Students choose from two areas of focus: Computer architecture and high-performance computing MEMS, electronics, and photonics (microelectronics and VLSI systems) Master of Science in Computer Engineering (M.S.) 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. Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Other requirements: Colloquium requirement: Students must attend five seminars, workshops, or symposia sponsored by the department in order to fulfill this zero-credit requirement. Master's Program Degree Requirements... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 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. Courses focus in the following areas: Algorithms and theory Computer architecture, networks, parallel and distributed computing Computer security and information assurance Database and information retrieval systems Machine intelligence and cognition Multimedia, animation, graphics, and user interface Software engineering and systems The program is designed to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in information technology, medicine, film, business, government, and engineering. With the unique location of Washington, D.C., students have access one of the highest concentrations of high-tech companies in the country and federal institutes, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Naval Research Laboratory. Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.) Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: Two - thesis and non-thesis options are available to M.S. students. Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per... [-]

Master of Science in Cybersecurity in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 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 Cybersecurity in Computer Science (M.S.) Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: Two - thesis and non-thesis options available Core courses: Three - Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Architectures, Advanced Software Paradigms. Remaining coursework is comprised of five security courses and two electives in computer science, totaling 10 courses for the degree program. [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 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 Applied Electromagnetics Required ECE 6020 Applied Electromagnetics ECE 6065 Colloquium ECE 6710 Microwave Engineering ECE 6715 Antennas One of the following: ECE 6720 Remote Sensing ECE 6725 Electromagnetic Radiation and Scattering ECE 6730 Waves in Random Media ECE 6735 Numerical Electromagnetics ECE 6745 Analysis of Nonlinear and Multivalued Devices ECE 6750 Introduction to Radar Systems ECE 6760 Propagation Modeling in Wireless Communications ECE 6765 Photonics and Fiber Optics ECE 6770 Applied Magnetism Electives 18 credits in elective courses. Normally no more than two courses taken outside the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may be counted toward... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 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 requirements 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 Area of focus course requirements Approved electives Areas of Focus Crisis, Emergency & Risk Management Focus Area Required Courses: 6305 Crisis and Emergency Management 6310 Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management 6315 Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism 6325 Medical and Public Health Emergency Management OR 6330 Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response Focus Area Elective Courses: 6240 Environmental Hazard Management 6300 Homeland Security: The National Challenge 6345 Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity 6350 Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management 6540 Management of Information and Systems Security 6820 Program and Project Management 6992 Special... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 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 hours With 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 Aerospace Engineering Required APSC 6212 Analytical Methods in Engineering II or APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering One of the following: MAE 6207 Theory of Elasticity I MAE 6221 Fluid Mechanics MAE 6276 Mechanics of Space Flight Electives Remaining credits in aeroacoustics, aeronautics, astronautics, propulsion, or space systems elective courses. Design of Mechanical Engineering Systems Required MAE 6243 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design MAE 6251 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering Electives Remaining credits in computer-aided design, computer-integrated design and manufacturing, mechanical engineering design,... [-]

Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 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 2017 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: Required courses: ECE 6035: Introduction to Computer Networks ECE 6550: Advanced Network Architectures ECE 6565: Telecommunications Security ECE 6575: Optical Communications Networks ECE 6580: Wireless Networks Colloquium requirement: Students must attend five seminars, workshops, or symposia sponsored by the department in order to fulfill this zero-credit requirement. [-]

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