|Fall - February 1: Priority consideration for admission and funding; April 1: Guaranteed review for admission and consideration for funding, if available. (Applications for admission will continue to be accepted after April 1, when space remains available in the program.)
|Standardized test scores:
|GRE not required.
|The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction.
|Minimum scores for the program are:
|- Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0; or
|- TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
|- PTE Academic: 68
|Two (2) recommendations
|An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in biological sciences. Applicants must have completed 12 credit hours in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology or molecular genetics, and statistics or population genetics.
|Prior academic records:
|Transcripts are 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. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
|If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.
|Statement of purpose:
|In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application.
|International applicants only:
|Please follow this link - https://columbian.gwu.edu/international-graduate-applicants - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Graduate Studies
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 107
Washington DC 20052
For additional information about the admissions process visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
37 credits, including 31 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with the advisor. Successful completion of an independent study project and a master's comprehensive examination also is required.
|Fundamentals of Forensic Science I
|Fundamentals of Forensic Science II
|Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Quality Assurance
|Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
|Statistics for Forensic Scientists
|Forensic Molecular Biology I
|Forensic Molecular Biology II
|Forensic Molecular Biology III
|Graduate Seminar (taken twice) *
|Six additional credits selected in consultation with the departmental advisor
|Successful completion of an independent research project is required.
|Successful completion of a master’s comprehensive examination is required.
|*Students must register for FORS 6292 in their first semester and again after or during the completion of the required independent research project.