How to Apply

Biomedical Graduate Education requires applicants from all programs to submit an online application. The 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: May 15th
    (For Master’s Programs)
  • Spring Admission: November 1st
    (For Master’s Programs)
  • Summer Admission: December 1st
    (For All PhD Programs)

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

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.

Master’s | PhD | Certificate

Master’s Programs

ProgramHelpful Links
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
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
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
MEDICAL PHYSICS
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Prerequisites: See Program Website for Details
Program Contact
MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE or MCAT required: Waived for Fall 2020 Admissions Cycle
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 required: Waived for Fall 2020 Admissions Cycle
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
Program Contact

PhD Programs

ProgramHelpful Links
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
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 may be included (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