How to Apply

Biomedical Graduate Education master’s, Ph.D. and certificate programs use Georgetown University’s online application. Each program has its own requirements.


Check your master’s program, Ph.D. program or graduate certificate program to see which deadlines apply to you.

Master’s and Certificates – Fall Entry

*Not all programs offer this deadline; visit your program’s Admissions page to confirm.

Master’s and Certificates – Spring Entry

*Not all programs offer this deadline; visit your program’s Admissions page to confirm.

Ph.D. – Summer or Fall Entry

General Requirements

Application requirements may vary by program. Visit the program‘s website for program-specific requirements.

Specific Program 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Prospective Students FAQ page for more information about the application process.

Deferral Request

Applicants may request a deferral of admission for up to one calendar year. Deferral requests are reviewed by the program to which you applied, and approval is not guaranteed. Make your request through the Deferral Request Form.

Please note only one deferral of admission is allowed. If after a deferral you would like to be considered for another future term, you must submit a new application.

International Students

Visit our International Students page for guidance on TOEFL/IELTS scores, student visas and more.

Military and Veterans

Servicemembers and veterans can find further support via Georgetown’s Military and Veterans’ Resource Center and by contacting

You may also wish to view scholarships and funding information for military and veterans.

Undocumented Students

Georgetown University’s Undocumented Student Resources website provides information and guidance on financial and legal aid, career education, campus and community organizations, and other supports.

Descendant Community

Georgetown University engages with Descendants – people whose ancestors were enslaved on Maryland Jesuit plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries. We encourage you to view the admissions information for Descendants, as well as the university’s reflection on slavery, memory, and reconciliation.