International Applicants

At GW, we are proud to cultivate a community of diverse perspectives and international backgrounds. We welcome international applicants to apply for our degree programs for the fall semester.

To comply with immigration requirements and university policies, international applicants are required to submit additional documentation not requested of US applicants. Waivers for standardized testing may not apply. An international applicant is any applicant who is a non-US citizen, requiring a visa to travel, work or study in the United States.

Applicants Requesting a F-1 Visa or F-1 Visa Transfer

Before being reviewed for admission, applicants must submit:

If granted admission to the program, Milken Institute School of Public Health must receive additional documents to request an I-20 for study at GW. Please review the visa process page and submit the listed materials at any time during the application process.

Applicants Holding a Non-Student US Visa

Applicants on a non-student visa (Ex: H4, G1) are sponsored by an agency or organization not related to GW. Please confirm with the US Department of State that you are permitted to study in the US on your current visa status.

Before being reviewed for admission, applicants must submit:

If you plan to keep your current visa status, no additional documentation is required. Please indicate your current visa status on your SOPHAS application.

Applicants with US Permanent Residency Status

Permanent residents are non-U.S. citizens legally within the United States who have applied and been approved for residency. Prospective students with pending applications for residency may apply as permanent residents, but cannot enroll at Milken Institute School of Public Health until temporary or permanent residency is approved.

Before being reviewed for admission, applicants must submit:

  • A Course-By-Course Transcript Evaluation of all international degrees sent directly to SOPHAS. World Education Services (WES) is the preferred provider.

The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for permanent residents, but the admissions committee reserves the right to request proof of language proficiency. Permanent residents are eligible for a GRE waiver if they currently hold a graduate degree when applying to a master's degree or graduate certificate at Milken Institute School of Public Health.

To send GRE Scores to GW, please use Institution Code 5268. TOEFL Scores must be sent to Institution Code 5688.