The George Washington University (GW) was founded by an Act of Congress in 1821 based upon the desires of our nation’s first president, George Washington. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education Washington, D.C. with approximately 25,000 students from all 50 states and representing 130 countries studying at one of the 10 different colleges and schools within the university.
Founded in 1884, the mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) of the George Washington University is to serve the global community in terms of the following:
- Provide high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional educational opportunities
- Stimulate and promote innovative fundamental and applied research activities.
SEAS is one of the leading research institutions in the United States, boasting more than 90 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, housing 11 research centers and institutes. SEAS also hosts 55 research facilities and laboratories in 30 research fields located in the Science & Engineering Hall on the Foggy Bottom campus and the Virginia Science & Technology campus.
- Located in the nation’s capital – Washington, D.C.
- We are proud to be located in a city that is constantly shaping society and driving progress, and choose to be part of these actions instead of acting as spectators.
- The SEAS comprises six academic departments: Biomedical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering Management & Systems Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
- A dedicated SEAS Graduate Career Services Center provides career development events, workshops, and other services for graduate students
- Visit the GW Virtual Tour website to learn more about GW campuses and surrounding Washington, D.C. area!
- Mascot: The Colonials
SEAS offers a breadth of expertise in 12 major engineering and computer science disciplines with an array of focus areas in each. Masters programs typically range from 30 to 36 total credits and duration of the program is typically two years. PhD programs include 56 credits of post bachelor’s degree coursework and typical duration of the program can vary from four to six years.
- Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D)
- Civil & Environmental Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Areas of focus: computer architecture and high performance computing and microelectronics and VLSI systems
- Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Construction Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Cybersecurity in Computer Science (M.S.)
- Data Analytics (M.S.)
- Electrical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Engineering Management (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Regulatory Biomedical Engineering (M. Eng)
- Systems Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.)
- Graduate tuition and fees at GW SEAS are comparable to the national average for U.S. private universities.
- Current information about tuition, fees, and estimated living expenses are available here.
- A wide range of graduate student support is available for qualified candidates, including assistantships, fellowships and scholarship awards.
- Global Initiative Fellowship – Students from India are eligible for an M.S. only awards ranging between $10,000-$20,000 scholarship per year.
- Students can also receive funding provided by each academic department in the form of teaching assistants and graduate research assistants.
All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form:
- Online Application Form
- Transcripts/Academic Records/Mark Sheets
- Graduate Records Examination (GRE) test score
- English proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IETLS)
- Letters of Recommendations
- Statement of Purpose
- Application Fee Waived for students who are referred to SEAS by IKC
Talk to an Admissions Officer
Director, Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Management, SEAS
Brittany has been traveling to India since 2013 and has visited 13 cities across the country to meet with future GW SEAS students and their families. Her favorite Indian food is dal makhani, and a masala dosa with cheese from Woody’s on Commercial Street in Bangalore!