The MA in Environmental Resource Policy is a multidisciplinary program and accepts applicants from across the academic spectrum. Therefore, no specific academic or professional preparation is given priority in acceptance to the program. All applicants must:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree completed with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher,
  • Provide a personal statement explaining their interest in the ENRP program, and
  • Submit two (or more) letters of recommendation.

In order to satisfactorily complete several of the ENRP core courses, including applied statistics (PPPA 6002), microeconomics (PPPA 6007), and environmental science (ENRP 6101/2), students must have math skills equivalent to that provided by a college course in algebra, pre-calculus, analytic geometry, or introductory statistics. 

The ENRP program does not require applicants to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, although scores from exams taken within the past five years can be sent directly to the university (code 5246) if you would like them to be considered.
We read applications holistically, taking account of your undergraduate transcript, recommendations, personal statement, and work experience.  Feel free to submit GRE scores if you feel that they help provide a more complete picture of your credentials.  A decision not to submit scores will not reduce your chances for admission.

Please see the application steps and application requirements outlined by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences for more information about the application process. 

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Applications for the Fall semester are due on February 1. The deadline for Fall applicants who wish to be considered for fellowships is January 15.

If you are interested in entering the program in the Spring semester, you must apply by October 1.

We do however have some flexibility, so if you think there is a good fit between the ENRP program and your interests and qualifications, please let us know at any time during the year by emailing us. 

Tuition & Fees

The tuition and fees for all GW programs are set annually by the GW Board of Trustees. The latest information on tuition and fees is available here. Please, then, follow the link for the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences specific information and then refer to the tuition rate shown for the Trachtenberg School. 

Financial Aid

For information on financial aid and fellowships, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website or the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships website.  

Two Fellowship opportunities may be of special interest to some applicants to the ENRP program.  Interested applicants should apply by January 15.

  • Scholarship aid may be available for applicants from Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam.  To find out more, click here.
  • Scholarship aid may be available for applicants who have graduated from one of about 20 U.S. minority-serving institutions.  To find out more, click here.

For a quick summary of options for financing your graduate education, take a look at this factsheet.

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