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 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.

Current Students

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 Registrar by the following deadlines: October 15th and February 15th.

Current GW students who wish to transfer to the BS in Public Health must apply to the program through an online application form that will be posted here a few weeks before the October 1st and February 1st deadlines. Applications will be accepted from internal GW students with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.  The BS in Public Health program will be gradually expanding over the next few academic years in an effort to accommodate 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.

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 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.