Undergraduate Admissions

GW offers three undergraduate majors in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Our programs allow you to develop a broad understanding of exercise science, nutrition science, and/or public health while gaining the practical experience needed to launch your career. Undergraduates in the school of public health will develop experience and knowledge to improve health and wellbeing and meaningfully enhance the quality of life among individuals and populations.

Prospective Students

Students may enter all three SPH majors (BS in Exercise Science, BS in Nutrition Science, and BS in Public Health) as a first-year student when they apply to GW through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions using the Common Application. Prospective GW students should review the undergraduate admissions page for details about the process.

Prospective students can learn more about GWSPH through the viewbook.

Current Students

GWSPH will accept all qualified applicants into the majors through the internal transfer process.  Students must have a 2.75 GPA or higher to qualify for a Major in Public Health and a 2.5 or higher to qualify for a Major in Exercise Science or Nutrition Science. You may access the internal transfer form here. Internal transfer forms must be submitted by February 15th (for fall transfer) and October 15th (for spring transfer).  

Please direct all questions to the School of Public Health undergraduate advisors at [email protected]. It is highly recommended that interested current students meet with an undergraduate advisor in the Milken Institute School of Public Health to discuss their degree plans before applying.


The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate in its admissions programs against any person on any basis prohibited by law, including without limitation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, or familial or marital status.