About BGE

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) at Georgetown University is committed to fostering an intellectual environment conducive to the discovery and communication of knowledge and new research. Our programs provide a variety of outstanding educational and research training environments, responsive to the needs and interests of a diverse student population.

Anna Riegel

“The mission of Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) is to provide outstanding education, innovative research opportunities, career advice and mentorship in the biomedical sciences for students pursuing careers as researchers, educators, health care professionals and scholars.”
— Anna Tate Riegel, Ph.D., Vice President for Biomedical Education and Research, Georgetown University Medical Center

Who We Are

We are a diverse community of scholars, educators and researchers with a shared interest in excellence and achievement in biomedical fields. Every year, we welcome students from many backgrounds to learn and grow together, whether on the Georgetown campus or through our online programs.

493Studentsrepresenting 17 countries, 2022-23
197Facultywith expertise across disciplines and industries
4,928Alumnigraduated 2013-2022

Our competitive programs combine rigorous curricula, engaged faculty, and personalized career strategy and professional development services. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and personalize their education through electives, research opportunities, seminars and workshops.

Resources for BGE Students

Master’s Programs

Our master’s programs provide knowledge, experiences, and personalized resources to prepare students for impactful careers.

Explore Master’s Programs

Ph.D. Programs

Our doctoral programs are research engines, training leaders in medicine and science while yielding important advances.

Explore Ph.D. Programs

Graduate Certificates

Designed for working professionals, our graduate certificate programs combine flexibility with rigorous instruction.

Explore Graduate Certificates

Committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our students, faculty, staff and alumni bring many different identities, beliefs and histories to BGE. Welcoming everyone is important to us as academics and as members of a community. We are continually identifying and overcoming structural barriers to recruitment, retention, and academic and career success for students and postdoctoral fellows of all backgrounds.

30%of our students are of racial/ethnic backgrounds
underrepresented in biomedical science
13%of our students come from outside the United States
Tilar Martin

Meet the Hoyas Scholars

Recipients of the Hoyas for Science Scholarship, which aims to advance diversity in BGE, share their academic and professional inspirations, challenges and goals.

Hoyas for Science Profiles

Our Impact

BGE students will put their education to work in universities, hospitals, businesses, government agencies, doctor’s offices, nonprofits, and other arenas around the world. Combined with the research being performed on our campus, our alumni represent a powerful force for human health and scientific discovery.

Training Experts Across Fields

Our alumni serve and lead across a wide range of careers, from academic and industry research to clinical roles and government positions. The training and community fostered at BGE empower our graduates to achieve professional success and social impact.

Alumni Outcomes

Featured Alumni

Meet Our Alumni
Sam Frenkel

“It was exactly what they promised: an incredibly difficult year that culminated with acceptance to medical school. It taught me that a career in medicine requires a balance of hard work and fun. One without the other just doesn’t work.”

Sam Frenkel
(Special Master’s Program in Physiology)
Janet Li

“I am so thankful that I reached out to [the BGE career office] when I received my job offer as they provided me with helpful tips and tools that allowed me to feel more prepared and calm during my negotiation process.”

Janet Li
(M.S. in Biostatistics)
Kanwal Mahmood

“The Tumor Biology program at Georgetown offered a lot of classes other universities were not. They had branched out from cancer biology to epigenetics and a lot of -omic-based courses, which were not available at other institutions.”

Kanwal Mahmood
(M.S. in Tumor Biology)

Connect with Us

Georgetown University is located in the nation’s capital, home to a vibrant community of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life science companies, along with federal agencies and laboratories. We welcome you to visit our campus and faculty to learn more about the BGE experience.

Meet with BGE

Our offices are located in the Medical and Dental Building, 3900 Reservoir Road NW, first floor, Southeast wing.

We invite you to contact your program of interest to schedule a visit. Download a campus map or use the interactive campus map to find your way around. For ways to get to and from campus and around the D.C. area, visit the Office of Transportation Management and the Getting Around D.C. page.

You may also take the virtual tour of the Georgetown campus.

Support Our Work

We rely on alumni, families, philanthropists, organizations and other generous donors to help us advance our education and research missions. Contributions allow us to provide scholarships for master’s students, fuel our Ph.D. programs, and expand our postdoctoral research opportunities.

Donate to BGE