Biomedical Graduate Education

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 Programs

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

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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
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BIOSTATISTICS
Admission Cycle: Fall (Applications are due on December 1st)
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: GRE required
PrerequisitesSee Program Website for Details
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MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: Not Required
Supplemental Material: Resume/CV (including publications, if applicable)
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NEUROSCIENCE
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: N/A
Supplemental Material: Neuroscience PhD Supplemental Essay Description
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PHARMACOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY
Admission Cycle: Summer
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Entrance Exams: N/A
Supplemental MaterialPharmacology PhD Supplemental Essay Description
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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.)
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Certificate Programs

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ADVANCED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
In the GeorgeSquared (G2) Program
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
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GMU Application Process
BIOHAZARDOUS THREAT AGENTS & EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
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BIOTECHNOLOGY BIOBUSINESS
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
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CATHOLIC CLINICAL ETHICS
Admission Cycle: Fall
Letters of Recommendation: 3
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CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 3
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HEALTHCARE SAFETY & LEADERSHIP
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
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PATIENT SAFETY & QUALITY
Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
Letters of Recommendation: 2
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