Admission Deadlines: Fall – August 6
Spring – December 6
Summer – March 15
The application and all supporting documentation (fees, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts) must be received by the deadline in order for the application to be reviewed.
Standardized Test Scores: Not required
Recommendations Required: Two (2) recommendations must be submitted with your application. Generic recommendations provided by career or placement offices will be accepted only if they provide all essential information requested on the GW recommendation form. Recommendations will not be accepted from friends or family members.
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 (https://www.naces.org/members).
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 in a basic science or health-related science (e.g., medical laboratory science, biology, chemistry, microbiology) from a regionally accredited institution
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
International Applicants: 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: 100 on Internet-based exam;
- 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 acsonline@gwu.edu

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

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 30 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

Required
Medical laboratory science courses
MLS 6119Advanced Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology
MLS 6217Medical Biotechnology
MLS 6244Research Ethics and Integrity
MLS 6245Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 6246Capstone Project
Strategic leadership courses
One course from the following two options:
MLS 6158Advanced Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 6159Leadership in Laboratory Medicine
Graduate research courses
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
MLS 6216Microbial Pathogenesis
MLS 6132Molecular Epidemiology
MLS 6160Data Analytics and Research Methods in Laboratory Medicine
Electives
6 credits in elective courses in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) selected with the approval of program director.