Undergraduate Admissions

GW is among a select number of schools in the country that offers undergraduate programs for students seeking to enter the field of public health. The programs at the Milken Institute School of Public Health allow you to develop a broad understanding of global health issues while gaining the practical experience needed to launch your career. Public health undergraduates will develop experience and knowledge to improve the quality of life and make an impact in the field of public health. 

HOW TO APPLY

To enter our Milken Institute School of Public Health programs, you must be admitted to an undergraduate program at GW. The process and timing of declaring a major at Milken Institute School of Public Health varies between the public health and exercise and nutrition science programs.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

CURRENT STUDENTS

Fall 2018 will be the last formal admissions process for current GW students to the BS in Public Health degree.

To apply in Fall 2018, students must apply within their sophomore year after completing at least 45 credits. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered. Transfer students must be admitted to the university and have 12 credits in residence at GW (one full-time semester) before consideration for admission. The application link will be posted on the program page in September. Any applicant who is not admitted in the Fall 2018 application cycle will automatically be included in the Spring 2019 application cycle unless we are instructed otherwise by the student.

For more information on all admissions requirements, please visit the BS in Public Health Program page. 

Please direct all questions to the School of Public Health undergraduate advisors at sphundergrad@gwu.edu. It is highly recommended that interested current students meet with an academic advisor in the Milken Institute School of Public Health to discuss their degree plans before applying.

In early Spring 2019, the new internal transfer process will be posted. Applications will be accepted from internal GW students with a GPA of 2.75 or higher using a streamlined online application form. The BS in Public Health program will be gradually expanding over the next few academic years in an effort to accomodate all interested students. However, at this time, the BS in Public Health continues to engage a competitive admissions process as a limited-enrollment major. As it is possible that all qualified students may not be admitted, every applicant is strongly encouraged to have a back-up plan to complete their undergraduate education in another major.

 

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS (First-Year or Transfer)

Prospective students applying to GW for first-year or transfer admission in Fall 2019 will be considered for the BS in Public Health. The Public Health major will appear on the 2018-2019 Common Application. Students applying for admission to GW should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information on GW's admissions process and to schedule a visit. For questions about undergraduate programs in the Milken Institute School of Public Health, students can email sphundergrad@gwu.edu. 

 

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science or Nutrition Science

Students may enter the BS in Exercise Science or Nutrition Science as freshmen when they apply to GW through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Current GW students who wish to transfer to the BS in Exercise Science or Nutrition Science from another GW major should submit the Internal Transfer Application to the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences by the Registrar's deadlines of October 15th and Februrary 15th.

Students from other universities who wish to transfer to GW's BS in Exercise Science or Nutrition Science program should apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.