To be accepted to this program, you must have: A completed graduate degree (minimum Master's)
A written personal statement- 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.
Completed Application
Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $80 is required. The application fee is waived for active-duty U.S. military, current GW students, degree-holding GW alumni, current McNair Program Scholars.
2 Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from every college and university attended. All non-U.S. transcripts (including those in English) must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential agency. Please find the list of member organizations here:
International Students: Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are also required to submit official test scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) Academics or the academic International English Language Test System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration: TOEFL: 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based GW's school code for the TOEFL is 5246. PTE: overall score of 86 IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0 International applicants may be considered for admission without submitting the above scores if: You are a citizen of a country where English is the official language, You hold a bachelor's degree from a country where English is the official language and language of instruction, You hold a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency.
Applicants must provide evidence of at least one year of clinical or health-related practice or health administration/leadership.
The admissions committee will give preference to students with competitive academic credentials and substantial prior clinical or academic experience related to the track the applicant wishes to pursue. Previous coursework in epidemiology or statistics is also recommended and will be considered in the selection process.
Applicants must have an entry-level professional or clinical degree (MD, PA, DPT, OTD, MSN, DNP) in biomedical science or a health related field.

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: 48 credits, including 24 credits in core courses, 9 credits in courses in one track, 6 credits in elective courses, and 9 credits in seminars.

Students complete one of two tracks based on desired career outcomes. One track focuses on enhancing skills related to advancing clinical practice in leadership positions and the other track emphasizes skills related to providing education for health professions students as well as leadership for health professions education in a higher-education setting.

Core courses
HFR 8101Interprofessional Collaboration in Practice
HFR 8102Health Professions Practicum I
HFR 8103Health Professions Practicum II
HFR 8107Program Theory and Health Innovations
HFR 8116Academic and Clinical Leadership in the Health Professions
HFR 8203Bioethical Implications of Health Research
HFR 8270Research Methods in the Health Professions I
HFR 8271Research Methods in the Health Professions II
Completion of all courses from one of the following tracks:
Clinical practice leadership track—Three courses selected from the following:
CML 6203Health Information Quality and Outcomes
HCQ 6200Introduction to Healthcare Quality
HFR 8313Knowledge Translation in Health Care
HFR 8314Health Care Research
Educational leadership track—Three courses selected from the following:
HFR 8212Teaching Strategies in the Health Professions
HFR 8213Curriculum Development in the Health Professions
HFR 8214Assessment in Health Profession Education
HFR 8215Technology and Education in the Health Professions
HFR 8996Seminar I
HFR 8997Seminar II
HFR 8998Seminar III
Research elective—At least one course selected from the following:
CTS 6266Grant Writing for the Individual Investigator
HFR 8123Qualitative Methods for the Health Professions
HFR 8227Survey Methods for Health Professionals
HFR 8272Mixed Methods in Translational Health Sciences
THS 8125Advanced Statistical Methods for Clinical and Translational Research
THS 8127Systematic Reviews of Healthcare Innovations
One additional track or research course selected with the advisor’s approval or one course selected from the following:
COHM 6220Finance for Healthcare Operations
HSCI 6241The Health Care Enterprise
HSCI 6297Independent Study for Health Professionals
OT 8220Measurement of Human Function and Learning