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. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services (
Statement of Purpose: Please include a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University, your academic objectives, career development plan, 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: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Additional Requirements: Completed courses should include: 3 credits english; 3 credits of college math (algebra, statistics, or higher). Additionally, 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 includes the following courses: general biology I and II with hands-on lab; general or inorganic chemistry with hands-on lab. Please be prepared to provide unofficial transcripts to determine program admissibility.
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.
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:

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)
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 33 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.

HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
MLS 6216Microbial Pathogenesis
MLS 6217Medical Biotechnology
MLS 6218Genetics
MLS 6219Molecular Biology
MLS 6158Advanced Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 6166Molecular Diagnostics Practicum *
MLS 6242Molecular Pathology
MLS 6244Research Ethics and Integrity
MLS 6245Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 6246Capstone Project
One 3-credit MLS or HSCI course selected in consultation with the academic advisor.

 * May be substituted with an elective course for students with current clinical molecular laboratory experience.