Please Note: The vendor contracted by GW to process graduate applications currently employs a binary item to inquire about applicant gender. We have approached the contractor requesting a change in wording to be inclusive of transgender and gender non-binary applicants. They have not yet made a revision, but we will follow up with the contractor for resolution on this issue. In the meanwhile, applicants must respond to the item with either “Male” or “Female”. We apologize for this unfortunate circumstance and regret that we are not able to directly make changes to the application form.
How to Apply
Applications for the 2017-2018 program are now open!
Start your application today! In the online form you will first need to create an online account. Then, select "Graduate Program: Columbian College" and then select "LGBT Health P&P." In addition, please select "Summer 2017."
The academic pre-requisite for this program is a completed bachelor’s degree (or on track for completion by June 1, 2017). The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required for this program.
After completing the online application form, you will need to submit:
- Two letters of recommendation
- Written statement of interest in the program
- Academic transcripts
- International Student Requirements
- GW requires TOEFL/IELTS for international student applications, but may grant exceptions for certain reasons
- International applications must be submitted by March 30, 2017
- Must apply for a B-1 business VISA
All applications are processed on a rolling basis. After your materials have been received we will contact you for an interview, which can be conducted in-person, by phone, or by Skype.
Financial Aid: Our program has an internal scholarship program for LGBT Health Policy & Practice students. If you apply before February 15th, you are automatically considered for this scholarship fund. This year for the first time we will offer funding for students on the 2-year completion track. Last year we awarded 15 scholarships totaling more than $77,000 ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 including 3 full tuition scholarships. We anticipate funding on a level similar to or greater than the 2016-17 academic year. For information on scholarships, grants, and financial assistance, visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance page.
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Important Dates & Deadlines
Earlier applications receive priority consideration.
Deadline to apply in order to be considered for tuition assistance
Funding Awards decision announced
International students deadline to apply in order to facilitate visas
Deadline to accept tuition assistance offer
Final application deadline
May 1st, OR within two weeks of date of admission