GW reviews applications on a rolling basis, sending admission decisions 6-8 weeks after receiving a complete application.  While we recommend that you apply as early as possible, let the deadlines below guide you as you prepare your materials. The campus programs have different deadlines than the online master's programs.

Campus Master's Programs
Domestic Applicants
International Applicants
2017 Spring Deadline: October 1, 2016 - Extended until October 21, 2016!
We do not accept international applicants in the spring
2017 Summer Deadline: December 15, 2016 We do not accept international applicants in the summer
2017 Fall Scholarship Consideration Deadline: December 15, 2016 2017 Fall Scholarship Consideration Deadline: December 15, 2016

2017 Fall Deadline: March 15, 2017
*Applications submitted after the
final fall deadline will be reviewed and considered for admission based on space available.

2017 Fall Deadline: March 15, 2017

2017 Doctoral Deadline: December 1, 2016 2017 Doctoral Deadline: December 1, 2016
The 2017 SOPHAS Application cycle will open on August 18th, 2016.

Please note: All Milken Institute School of Public Health programs accept applications for the deadlines listed above except for the following programs: MPH in Public Health Nutrition (fall only); MHA (spring and fall only); MS in Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) (fall only).

To be considered for scholarships and priority financial aid, eligible applicants to graduate programs must complete their application, including all supporting documents, by the fall priority deadline. Fall scholarship awards will be announced in early March. There is no priority deadline for Spring awards.

Online Master's Programs

Application deadlines and enrollment dates for the online master’s degree programs are different than deadlines for the traditional on-campus programs.  For more information about the online master's degree program deadlines, please visit the following pages:

HealthInformatics@GW - M.S. in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics

MHA@GW - Master of Health Administration

MPH@GW - Master of Public Health

Campus Doctoral Programs

December 1, 2016
Final DrPH/PhD deadline

The Doctor of Public Health program and PhD in Social Behavioral Sciences admits students to the fall semester of even years only. Our next entering class will begin in August 2018.

The PhD programs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics admit students each fall. 

  • Biostatistics applications are due by January 5. Biostatistics PhD applicants should use the Apply Yourself online system, not SOPHAS.
  • Epidemiology applications are due by December 1.
Campus Certificate Programs

Certificate programs have the same application deadlines as master's degree programs.  

Campus Undergraduate Programs

For information on undergraduate program deadlines, please visit our Undergraduate Admissions page.