Admissions Deadlines: Fall - July
Spring - November
Summer - March
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.
Standardized Test Scores: Not required
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations
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.
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: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, describe your reasons for undertaking study in the Health Sciences at the George Washington University. You should state your academic objectives, career plans, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
Degree and GPA Requirements: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
Prerequisite courses: College-level Mathematics (Algebra or higher - 3 credits); English Composition (3 credits); and
Students must have completed a combination of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of biological, chemical and/or medical science courses with a grade of C or higher that include the following courses: General or Inorganic Chemistry I and II - both courses must include a "hands-on" laboratory (8 credits); General Biology I and II - both courses must include a "hands-on" laboratory (8 credits); General Microbiology - must include a "hands-on" laboratory (4 credits)
International Applicants: This program is not visa eligible. Permanent residents or those with a valid visa (e.g., work) may apply to perform their rotation in the US. International students may apply without a visa if they have an approved clinical site in their geographic region.
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 or 100 on Internet-based; or
- Academic PTE: 68

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:
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HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
MLS 6116Advanced Clinical Bacteriology I
MLS 6117Advanced Clinical Bacteriology II
MLS 6119Advanced Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology
MLS 6141Advanced Immunology and Serology
MLS 6151Advanced Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 6158Advanced Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 6216Microbial Pathogenesis
MLS 6217Medical Biotechnology
MLS 6244Research Ethics and Integrity
MLS 6251Advanced Clinical Microbiology Practicum
6 credits in HSCI or MLS courses selected in consultation with the advisor.