Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in the United States that is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies. If you completed your degree outside the United States, it must be the equivalent of a four-year United States bachelor’s degree. If you have any questions, please contact your Admissions Coach.
At least two years of full-time, post-undergraduate professional experience in the health care field is strongly preferred. However, GW does not have a minimum work experience requirement for admission.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. However, this requirement will be considered for a waiver for applicants with over five years of relevant, professional, full-time work experience and/or U.S. board-certified physicians (proof of current certification required). Evaluation of relevant experience is at the discretion of the admissions committee. Applicants with between 3 and 5 years of professional full-time work experience may apply for a waiver. Several factors are considered in the review of a waiver request, including the rigor of prior undergraduate and graduate coursework, academic performance, evidence of quantitative and analytical skills, prior work experience, current job responsibilities, and professional certifications. To request a waiver, a brief summary that outlines why you believe you are qualified for the test score waiver along with your resume and unofficial academic transcripts are required. Several factors are considered in the review of a waiver request. Please note that a GMAT/GRE waiver is NOT automatic and an approved waiver request does not guarantee admission to the program.
Applicants who have not completed a degree in the U.S. or in a TOEFL-exempt country* must submit one of the following: an official TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based test), or an official IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0. The test date must be within the past two years. Scores are not required for U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and U.S. board-certified physicians.
Countries that do not require the TOEFL or IELTS include:
|Antigua & Barbuda||Ghana||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Bahamas||Guyana||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|British Virgin Islands||Lesotho||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Cameroon*||Liberia||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Cayman Islands||Montserrat||United Kingdom|
*Applies to applicants whose post-secondary degree is from a university in which English is the language of instruction