How to Apply

Biomedical Graduate Education requires applicants from all programs to submit an online application. Program’s application requirements may vary. Check the specific program requirements in addition to the general application requirements.

General Application Requirements

 APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Admission
For Master’s Programs
May 15th
Spring Admission
For Master’s Programs
November 1st
Summer Admission
For All PhD Programs
December 1st

Please contact the program director of the biomedical graduate program if you wish to submit an application after the deadline. Late applications are reviewed on a space-available basis.

GENERAL APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  Online Application
  4-year Bachelor’s degree*
  Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  Non-refundable Application Fee
  Academic Statement of Purpose
  Unofficial Transcripts
  3 Letters of Recommendation
  GRE/MCAT Score (if applicable)
Georgetown Univ. Code: 5244
  TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)
Georgetown Univ. Code: 5244

Application requirements may vary by program. Check below for specific application requirements.

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Specific Program Application Requirements

Application requirements vary by program – particularly the number of letters of recommendation required and graduate exams accepted. Some programs may also require supplemental forms. Contact the program directly about the application process specific to the program.

PhD Programs Requirements

Program Helpful Links
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY PhD
Admission Cycle: Summer & Fall (Applications for both terms are due on December 1st)
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT optional but recommended
Program Contact
BIOSTATISTICS PhD
Admission Cycle: Fall (Applications are due on December 1st)
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE required
Prerequisites: See Program Website for Details
WES strongly recommended for international transcripts
Program Contact
CELL BIOLOGY PhD
Admission Cycle: Summer & Fall (Applications for both terms are due on December 1st)
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT optional but recommended
Program Contact
MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY PhD
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT required
Supplemental Material: Resume/CV (including publications, if applicable)
WES strongly recommended for international transcripts
Program Contact
NEUROSCIENCE PhD
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: N/A
Supplemental Material: Neuroscience PhD Supplemental Essay Description
Program Contact
PHARMACOLOGY PhD
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: N/A
Supplemental Material: Pharmacology PhD Supplemental Essay Description
WES required for international transcripts
Program Contact
TUMOR BIOLOGY PhD
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE optional but strongly recommended (See Tumor Biology program website for more information.)
WES required for international transcripts
Program Contact

Certificate Programs Requirements

Program Helpful Links
ADVANCED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Cert
In the GeorgeSquared (G2) Program
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
GMU Application Process
BIOHAZARDOUS THREAT AGENTS & EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES Cert Online
Admission Cycle: Admissions Portal Closed for 2020 Cycle Only
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
BIOSTATISTICS Cert
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
BIOTECHNOLOGY BIOBUSINESS Cert
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
WES required for international transcripts
Program Contact
CATHOLIC CLINICAL ETHICS Cert Online
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
WES strongly recommended for international transcripts
Program Contact
CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH Cert Online
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
EPIDEMIOLOGY Cert
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
HEALTHCARE SAFETY & LEADERSHIP Cert Online
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Program Contact
PATIENT SAFETY & QUALITY Cert Online
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Program Contact

Master’s | PhD | Certificate

Master’s Programs

ProgramHelpful Links
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, REGULAR TRACK
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Entrance Exams: GRE optional but strongly recommended
Program Contact
BIOHAZARDOUS THREAT AGENTS & EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE optional but strongly recommended
PrerequisitesSee Program Website for Details
WES required for international transcripts
Program Contact
BIOINFORMATICS
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Entrance Exams: GRE optional but strongly recommended
Program Contact
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES POLICY & ADVOCACY
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
InitialView strongly recommended for international applicants
Program Contact
BIOSTATISTICS
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE optional but strongly recommended
PrerequisitesSee Program Website for Details
Program Contact
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Entrance Exams: GRE optional but strongly recommended
WES recommended for international transcripts
InitialView strongly recommended for international applicants
Program Contact
CATHOLIC CLINICAL ETHICS
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Supplemental Material: Writing Sample
WES strongly recommended for international transcripts
Program Contact
CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
CLINICAL QUALITY, SAFETY, & LEADERSHIP 
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Program Contact
HEALTH INFORMATICS & DATA SCIENCE
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Supplemental Material: Documentation of Programming Experience
InitialView strongly recommended for international applicants
Program Contact
HEALTH PHYSICS
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
PrerequisitesSee Program Website for Details
Program Contact
INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT optional but strongly recommended
PrerequisitesSee Program Website for Details
WES required for international transcripts
InitialView strongly recommended for international applicants
Program Contact
MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT required
WES required for international transcripts
InitialView strongly recommended for international applicants
Program Contact
PHARMACOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT optional but strongly recommended
WES required for international transcripts
InitialView strongly recommended for international applicants
Program Contact
PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS, COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Supplemental Material: AMCAS Application optional
PrerequisitesSee Program Website for Details
Program Contact
PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS, REGULAR PROGRAM
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 2
WES required for international transcripts
G2 ABS StudentsClick here for specific admission cycle information
Program Contact
PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS, SPECIAL MASTER’S PROGRAM
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: MCAT or GRE required
Supplemental Material: AMCAS Application optional
Prerequisites: See Program Website for Details
Program Contact
SYSTEMS MEDICINE
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Program Contact
TUMOR BIOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT required
WES required for international transcripts
Program Contact

PhD Programs

Program<strong>Helpful Links</strong>
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Summer & Fall (Applications for both terms are due on December 1st)
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT optional but recommended
Program Contact
BIOSTATISTICS
Admission Cycle: Fall (Applications are due on December 1st)
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE required
PrerequisitesSee Program Website for Details
WES strongly recommended for international transcripts
Program Contact
CELL BIOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Summer & Fall (Applications for both terms are due on December 1st)
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT optional but recommended
Program Contact
MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT required
Supplemental Material: Resume/CV (including publications, if applicable)
WES strongly recommended for international transcripts
Program Contact
NEUROSCIENCE
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: N/A
Supplemental Material: Neuroscience PhD Supplemental Essay Description
Program Contact
PHARMACOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: N/A
Supplemental MaterialPharmacology PhD Supplemental Essay Description
WES required for international transcripts
Program Contact
TUMOR BIOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE optional but strongly recommended (See Tumor Biology program website for more information.)
WES required for international transcripts
Program Contact

Certificate Programs

ProgramHelpful Links
ADVANCED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
In the GeorgeSquared (G2) Program
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
GMU Application Process
BIOHAZARDOUS THREAT AGENTS & EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Admission Cycle: Admissions Portal Closed for 2020 Cycle Only
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
BIOSTATISTICS
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
BIOTECHNOLOGY BIOBUSINESS
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
WES required for international transcripts
Program Contact
CATHOLIC CLINICAL ETHICS
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
WES strongly recommended for international transcripts
Program Contact
CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact


EPIDEMIOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Program Contact
HEALTHCARE SAFETY & LEADERSHIP
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Program Contact
PATIENT SAFETY & QUALITY
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Program Contact