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Fall 2023 Applications

Deadline: July 1

Apply to join our program, or attend one of our webinars to learn more about us.

The Clinical and Translational Master’s and Certificate Programs require an online application to be completed to the Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal. Application elements, including letters of recommendation, are required to be submitted through the online application system. Only transcripts and test scores should be submitted independently by the applicant’s previous academic institution(s) and testing agency.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be in the last semester of undergraduate study or hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The Admissions Committee makes all admission recommendations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants that meet the criteria may be interviewed by the MS-CLTR Admissions Committee as part of the application process.

Non-U.S. citizens: Due to the nature of the fully online Master’s and certificate programs, non-U.S. citizens need to do all coursework from outside the United States, or be here in the U.S. under a non-student visa that allows incidental study. For more information, please email internationalservices@georgetown.edu.

Our fully online Master’s and certificate programs can admit domestic and international applicants. 

The programs can admit applicants in U.S. states that are members of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Please visit the NC-SARA website for a list of current member states.

Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from residents of the following countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Ukraine (Crimea and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR) within Ukraine)
  • China
  • Taiwan

Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from non-U.S. citizens who are residents of the following countries:

  • Canada (Exception: Online format is available for residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec)
  • Germany
  • Kenya
  • Spain

Non-U.S. citizens: Due to the nature of the fully online Master’s and certificate programs, non-U.S. citizens need to do all coursework from outside the United States, or be here in the U.S. under a non-student visa that allows incidental study. For more information, please email internationalservices@georgetown.edu.

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree*
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Transcript(s)
    • WES or another NACES credential evaluation service is required for international transcripts*
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • No Entrance Exam Required
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)
    TOEFL: Georgetown Univ. Code for BGE: 5244
    IELTS: Georgetown Univ. Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Application Deadlines

  • Application is due July 1st for Fall admission (master’s and certificate)
  • Application is due November 1st for Spring admission (master’s only)

The Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research accepts students for Fall admission only.

*For WES (new window) evaluation, please type in “Georgetown University” for the institution/company. For School/Division, select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as the recipient.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Assistance

Merit-based tuition scholarships and financial aid are available for biomedical students.

Financial Assistance

Admissions FAQ

Go to the BGE Admissions FAQ page for additional admission and application information.

Admissions FAQ

Additional Application Information

Transcripts are required from every institution you have earned credits and grades, including both degree and non-degree coursework. This allows the admissions committee to have a more complete picture of your academic preparation for graduate study.

You must upload electronic or scanned copies of your transcripts (as detailed below) into the application portal for review by the admissions committee; do not order official transcripts to be sent directly to us from your institution(s) until you receive an official offer of admission.

An acceptable transcript upload is a copy of an official transcript produced by the institution. This includes:

  • Scanned copies of paper transcripts issued by the institution.
  • Electronic transcripts issued by the institution (not a download from your institution’s web portal).

Transcript formats we do not accept include the following:

  • We do not accept screenshots or photos.
  • We do not accept downloads of the “student’s view” from your institution’s website.

Samples of Acceptable vs. Unacceptable Transcripts for Applications Submission:

Acceptable Transcript
Acceptable Transcript
Unacceptable Transcript
Unacceptable Transcript

For Transcripts Not in English:
These documents must be accompanied by an English language version provided by the academic institution. If your institution does not provide English language copies, applicants are responsible for providing a certified or notarized translation along with a copy of the original transcripts. Applicants may upload an evaluation from a credential evaluation service. This must include course and grade information. If not included in the evaluation, the transcript from the institution must be included as well. Both the evaluation and original transcript should be submitted in the application as one document.

NOTE: Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling.

For additional questions, please visit BGE Admissions FAQ.

TOEFL: Georgetown University Code is 5244. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80 (Internet-based test) and 550 (paper test).

IELTS: Select “Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.” The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.0.

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English).