Admissions Deadlines: Fall - July 20
Spring - December 1
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.
Recommendation required: One (1) letter of recommendation
Prior Academic Records: Official 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. Official transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes or sent electronically directly from the institution.
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. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please follow this link:
Statement of Purpose: Applicants must include a 250–500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at GW, 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.
Degree and GPA Requirements: Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.5
Pre-requisite courses Grade of C or better
-English Composition (3 credits)
-College Algebra, Statistics, or higher (3 credits)
-Biology (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (8 credits)
-Microbiology (General or Clinical/Medicine - lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (4 credits)
-Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Clinical Chemistry (3 credits)
Additional Requirements: Resume is required.
International Applicants: International students should check with individual programs regarding eligibility for visa sponsorship. Generally, online and hybrid programs are not eligible for student visa sponsorship from GW. This would include transfer students from any other institution with an existing visa.
Please follow this link - - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are required to submit official test scores for either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic, the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test (DET).
The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration: 
- TOEFL: 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based; PTE: overall score of 68
- IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0; or DET overall score of 120
International applicants who meet the following conditions may be considered for admission without submitting TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, or DET scores:
-They are a citizen of a country 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:

George Washington University 
ATTN: Transcript Processing Center 
1415 W 22nd St. 
Suite 220 
Oak Brook, IL 60523 
Alternatively, official electronic transcripts can be sent to

Contact for questions:
202-994-0384 (phone)
202-994-0870 (fax)
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 20 credits in required courses.

Online didactic courses
CERT 3004Endocrinology for Health Sciences
CERT 4010Clinical Human Embryology
CERT 4012Clinical Human Andrology
CERT 4014Human Reproductive Cryobiology
MLS 4151Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 4158Laboratory Management and Operations
In-person laboratory courses
CERT 4011Human Embryology Laboratory
CERT 4013Human Andrology Laboratory