Admission deadlines: Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Summer: March 15
Standardized test scores SAT/ACT optional
Recommendation(s) required One letter of recommendation is required. Recommendation should be from a high school guidance counselor, an academic teacher, or a previous or current supervisor. 
Prior academic records Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended (including via dual enrollment), 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.
Applicants may receive credit for college-level coursework through International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Official score results must be forwarded directly from the College Board.  Please refer to GW Undergraduate Admissions ( for information on maximum credits, minimum scores, and GW course equivalents for AP and IB credits.
Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (i.e. military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs). Information on transfer credit eligibility may be found in the Bulletin under Regulations (see Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing for Undergraduates), including minimum letter grade requirements.
Statement of purpose All applicants are required to submit an essay of approximately 250-300 words. Describe your interest in undertaking study at the George Washington University. What are some of your academic objectives or career goals? Please highlight any of your related qualifications and achievements-- including academic, community, professional, or extra-curricular activities relevant to your program of interest.
Additional requirements The fully online program is only available for transfer students.  Students must have at least 24 credits of college-level coursework with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in order to be considered for admission.
The minimum acceptable grade is C for coursework to be applied toward an undergraduate degree (grades of C- and below do not transfer to GW SMHS programs).
A resume is optional but encouraged.
Prerequisites Three credits English Composition
Three credits College Algebra or higher
International applicants only This program can be completed fully online. The program is not visa eligible.
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 (
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are required to submit official test scores for either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic or the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration: TOEFL: 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based, PTE: overall score of 68, or IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0 
International applicants who meet the following conditions may be considered for admission without submitting TOEFL, PTE or IELTS or scores: They are a citizen of countries where English is the official language (as identified by GW ISO list of Exempt countries) OR; They hold at least a bachelor degree from a country where English is the official language as well as language of instruction OR; They hold at least a bachelor degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency.

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: 120 credits in required and elective courses; at least 60 of these credits must be taken at GW.

General Education Requirement
3 credits of English composition
4 credits of natural or physical science with lab
6 credits of social sciences
3 credits of humanities
3 credits of College Algebra or higher
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
Required for the major
CRA 3101Basics of Clinical Research
CRA 3102Processes of Clinical Research
CRA 3103Good Clinical Practices
CRA 4104Business of Clinical Research
CRA 4125Capstone in Clinical Research Administration
CRA 4107Introduction to Monitoring Clinical Trials
COHM 4110Strategic Communication for Healthcare Professionals
HSCI 2050Foundations of Health Equity
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 3114Management of Health Science Services
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
INFR 4101Introduction to Medical Informatics
RAFF 3101Introduction to Regulatory Affairs
Additional school-specific requirements and electives
Depending on their prior academic record, students complete additional coursework to fulfill school-specific requirements in consultation with their academic advisor. Such courses, as well as appropriate elective selections, are taken from the following list. Alternative electives may be approved by the Program Director. *
Clinical and laboratory sciences
HSCI 3201Biology I
HSCI 3202Biology II
HSCI 3501Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HSCI 3502Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Health data analytics
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
INFR 4103Programming for Informaticians
INFR 4105Consumer Health Informatics
INFR 4106Population Health for Medical Informatics
INFR 4110Biomedical Data Science
INFR 4198Medical Informatics Research Project
Topics in Health Care
CRA 4106Clinical Research Administration Internship
HSCI 1106Introduction to Biotechnology for Health Sciences
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2107Healthcare in Literature
HSCI 2110Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts
HSCI 2195Special Topics in Health Sciences
HSCI 2503Survey of Medical Terminology
HSCI 3109Trends and Innovations in Healthcare
HSCI 3113Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 3118Quality Improvement in Healthcare
HSCI 4103Healthcare Law and Regulation
HSCI 4105Case Studies in Healthcare
MLS 2005Plagues, Pandemics, and Epidemics
*Advanced standing from eligible transfer credit may also be considered. Credit from non-traditional sources, i.e., other than from academic coursework, may be considered on a case-by-case basis. This may include military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs.