M.S. in Government Contracts

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Master of Science (M.S.) in

Government Contracts

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Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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About the Program

GW's new Master of Science in Government Contracts (MSGC) program is unique in the world, blending the study of government procurement law and policy (taught by faculty at GW Law), with a core business curriculum (taught by faculty of GW's School of Business). The program is designed to give working professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the world of federal acquisition, and it is intended for professionals from a variety of acquisition-related jobs in both government and private industry.

Built upon the law school's world-renowned Government Procurement Law program, which offers more than 50 years of experience 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, helping students to develop the skills that acquisition professionals need to become effective managers and leaders.

The only one of its kind in the United States, GW's Government Procurement Law Program was established in 1960 by Professors Emeritus Ralph C. Nash, Jr. and John Cibinic, Jr. The program brings with it unparalleled faculty resources, course offerings, and professional development opportunities. The program's faculty and leadership, including Professors Daniel I. Gordon, Steven Schooner, Christopher Yukins, and Joshua Schwartz, are recognized thought leaders in government procurement and offer students many years of experience in the federal government, private sector, and academia.

The School of Business brings with it the resources necessary to equip students with the essentials of business, offering more than a dozen graduate and doctoral programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are actively engaged in global business and cutting-edge research. The school advances the frontiers of knowledge through more than a dozen research centers and institutes, studying a full spectrum of business issues, from international trade to the science of decision making.

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Tuition Information

From scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements, we offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your degree.

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For more information, please visit the Student Accounts Office for a complete list of tuition rates and fees.

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*Total estimated tuition is tuition only and does include additional fees or cost of living.

For Additional Information Regarding Financial Assistance:

Student Accounts Office - Finance Division, 45155 Research Place, Ashburn, VA 20147

Phone: +1 202-994-7350 | Fax: +1 571-553-1099 | Email: sao@gwu.edu

Curriculum Information

Admissions Information

The MS in Government Contracts (MSGC) is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the George Washington University Law School and the School of Business. While the MSGC degree is awarded by the GW School of Business, the program is co-administered by the two schools.

Applications are administered by the Director of Government Procurement Law and Business Programs, and admissions decisions are made jointly by the Law School and the School of Business.

For Additional Information Regarding Admissions:

The George Washington University School of Business - Graduate Admissions, 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Ste. 550, Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: +1 202-994-1212 | Fax: +1 202-994-3571 | Email: business@gwu.edu

Campus Information


The George Washington University - School of Business

Duquès Hall

2201 G Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20052

Ph: +1 202-994-1212

Fax: +1 202-994-3571

Em: business@gwu.edu


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