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George Washington University MBA Program Structure

The George Washington University Professional MBA is a part-time program that students can complete in two-to-five years. Students have the option to complete the program in four different track methods; cohort, self-paced, online, or hybrid.

The cohort method is similar to the GWU Global MBA program, in that students will complete in-person classes at the Foggy Bottom Campus. However, they have the option to add electives in acceleration of the program. These cohort classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights for the first three semesters of the programs, with electives available on most weeknights.

The self-paced track allows students simply to move and adjust at their own pace, finishing in as many as five years.

The online and hybrid tracks offer students a chance to take classes either completely or partially online.


Like the Global MBA, the George Washington University Professional MBA consists of 55.5 total credits; 28.5 core credits and 27 elective credits. The method of how students complete the 55.5 credits varies depending upon the track they use to finish them.

Class Profile

A total of 241 entrants joined the most recent George Washington University Professional MBA class with 46 percent female students, 8 percent international students, and 27 percent military students. Students join the program with an average 562 GMAT score, a 3.25 undergraduate GPA, and an average of 7.78 years of professional work experience. The average age of students in the program is 35.


George Washington University’s David Fowler Career Center offers comprehensive in-person and online career services including: assessments, research tools, individual advising, job search strategy workshops, résumé and correspondence development, interview preparation, company sessions, networking opportunities, job postings, and on-campus recruiting.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The George Washington University Professional MBA tuition is billed at $1,765 per credit hour. With the part-time MBA program comprised of 55.5 credit hours, that is a total of $97,957.50. The Student Association fee is $2.75 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $41.25 per semester.

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are typically awarded in flat amounts ranging from $15,000 to full tuition and cover tuition only.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. GW students commonly use the Federal Stafford Loan Program, Alternative Education Loans, and the ACCESS Loan Program. Private loans may also be available.

The GWU School of Business is a partner with the American Association of University Women. Members of the AAUW may be eligible for educational grants.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to all GWU MBA programs must have completed a four-year degree or its equivalent for admission.

To apply to George Washington University, applicants must submit a completed application form with the $75 dollar non-refundable application fee, official copies of transcripts from each institution attended, current résumé, two essays, and two letters of recommendation (at least one professional). International applicants that are non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores with the other requisite materials.

Official GMAT scores must also be sent in by applicants. Prospective students may schedule an optional interview.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2018 Self-Paced or Cohort Professional MBA deadlines are as follows:

Round Three – January 8, 2018
Round Four – March 12, 2018
Round Five – May 1, 2018
Round Six – June 26, 2018

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