Admissions & Resources


Admission to the Forensic Psychology Program is considered on a rolling basis. The program accepts approximately 50 people for incoming fall classes and 25 for incoming spring classes.

Students must meet application requirements and complete an interview. 

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Preferred Qualifications

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Verbal General GRE Test score in the 50th percentile or higher
  • Strong statement of purpose and recommendation letter

Application Deadlines

Fall semester: Applications reviewed beginning in January, with a final deadline of April 1 (February 1 for fellowship consideration)

Spring semester: Applications reviewed beginning in August, with a final deadline of October 1

Applications submitted after these deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Attendance Requirements

All classes are held at GW’s Alexandria Graduate Education Center. There are no online classes due to the nature of forensic psychology coursework.

Classes are small in order to foster productive discussion. We offer evening and weekend courses to accommodate people who work full time; however, a flexible work schedule may be required to complete externship hours.

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