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Government Contracts, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #336 (QS) , DC,
The Master of Science in Government Contracts (MSGC) program at George Washington University is unique in the world – blending the study of government procurement law and policy taught by the Law School, with a core business curriculum taught by the School of Business. 


Built upon the Law School’s world-renowned Government Procurement Law program, with more than fifty years of educating successful government procurement lawyers and professionals, this unique program blends the study of government procurement law with a grounding in sound business principles.

The innovative curriculum balances practice and theory, developing the skills that acquisition professionals need to become effective professionals, managers and leaders.George Washington University's M.S. in Government Contracts offers an innovative curriculum that combines both the core principles of government procurement law and business. The program can be completed in as little as sixteen months, with courses being taken evenings or on weekends.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Organizations and Leadership
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Management
  • Microeconomics for the World Economy
  • Introduction to Project and Program Management
  • Marketing and the Government Marketplace
  • Formation of Government Contracts
  • Performance of Government Contracts
  • Government Contracts Cost and Pricing
  • Comparative Public Procurement
  • Government Procurement of Intellectual Property Seminar
  • Government Contracts Seminar: State and Local Procurement
  • Government Contracts Seminar: Anti-Corruption in Procurement
  • Government Contracts Seminar: Public Values & Foreign Affairs Outsourcing
  • Government Contracts Capstone: Research and Writing Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
  • Two (2) or more recommendations (academic or professional).
  • A minimum of three (3) years work experience related to government contracts, and a current resume.
  • In a 500 word statement of purpose, describe your career objectives and how the M.S. in Government Contracts will help you attain your goals.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1765 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1765 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    1765 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1765 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
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