Admission deadlines: Fall – August 6
Spring - December 6
Summer - March 15
The application and all supporting documentation (fees, statement of purpose, resume, letters of recommendation, professional licenses, transcripts, test scores) must be received by the deadline in order for the application to be reviewed.
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations.
Prior academic records: Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes.
If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided in addition to the original transcripts; translations alone will not be accepted.
Official transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, U.S. degree equivalency, grade-point averages (GPA), and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services (
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, describe your reasons for undertaking study in the Health Sciences at The George Washington University. You should state your academic objectives, career plans, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
Degree and GPA Requirements: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
Additional Requirements: National certification as an MLT or MLS/MT/CLS, specialist or subject technologist. Applicants with other certifications should contact the program office for eligibility criteria.
International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information ( carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.
PLEASE NOTE that the Health Sciences programs require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:
- Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
- TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
PTE Academic: 68

Supporting Documents not Submitted Online should be Mailed to:
Health Sciences Office of Online Admissions
851 Trafalgar Court
Suite 420 West
Maitland, FL 3275

Alternatively, official electronic transcripts can be sent to

Contact for Questions: ~  202-994-0384 (phone) ~ 202-994-0870 (fax)
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 15 credits in courses in the field and a mentored research project, 6 credits in strategic leadership courses, 12 credits in graduate research courses, and one 3-credit elective course.

Medical laboratory science
MLS 6242Molecular Pathology
MLS 6243Education and Assessment in MLS
MLS 6244Research Ethics and Integrity
MLS 6245Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 6246Capstone Project
Strategic leadership
MLS 6158Advanced Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 6159Leadership in Laboratory Medicine
Graduate research
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
MLS 6132Molecular Epidemiology
MLS 6160Data Analytics and Research Methods in Laboratory Medicine
6 credits in graduate distance learning courses in medical laboratory sciences, clinical operations and health care management, health care quality, regulatory affairs, and clinical research administration, selected in consultation with the program advisor.