Admission deadlines: We are not accepting applications at this time.
Standardized test scores: Not required
Recommendations required: One (1) letter of recommendation
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. Official transcript may also be sent electronically directly from the institution.
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. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here (
Statement of purpose: Please include a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University, and your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, relevant to your program of interest. Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
Additional requirements: Sixty (60) semester hours of transferable coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The coursework must be earned with a C or better (C- grades and lower do not transfer) and include the following: 3 credits English composition, 3 credits humanities, 6 credits social sciences (psychology is recommended) 8 credits biology with lab, anatomy and physiology with lab, 3 credits statistics, 3 credits college algebra or higher, 4 credits computer science.
International applicants: Please review International Applicant Information (link: 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, 250 on computer-based, or 100 on Internet-based; or PTE Academic: 68
Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0
TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, or 100 on Internet
or PTE Academic: 68

Supporting Documents not Submitted Online should be Mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2600 Virginia Avenue
Suite 104
Washington, DC 20037

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:

60 credits of general education including:
3 credits English composition
3 credits humanities
6 credits social science
8 credits biology with lab
8 credits of general or inorganic chemistry with lab
4 credits of organic chemistry with lab or 4 credits of genetics with lab
8 credits in computer science (or related coursework in programming languages)
4 credits in calculus
3 credits in statistics
13 credits in elective courses. Additional courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and/or statistics are recommended.
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
INFR 3101Introduction to Bioinformatics
INFR 3102Scripting
INFR 3103Genomics
INFR 4120Bioinformatics Algorithms
INFR 4121High Performance Computing
INFR 4122Advanced Scripting
INFR 4123Statistical Genetics
INFR 4203Seminar in Computational Biology
6 credits from the following (may be repeated for credit):
INFR 4204Bioinformatics Internship
INFR 4205Bioinformatics Research Project
9 credits from the following:
INFR 3104Human Genetics
HSCI 3105Biochemistry
HSCI 3106Microbiology for Health Sciences
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
9 credits from the following:
INFR 4101Introduction to Medical Informatics
INFR 4102Survey of Medicine for Informaticians
INFR 4104Medical Informatics Terminology & Standards
INFR 4105Consumer Health Informatics
INFR 4106Population Health for Medical Informatics