Admission Deadlines: Fall – July 15
Spring – November 1
Summer – April 15
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 must be submitted with your application. Generic recommendations provided by career or placement offices will be accepted only if they provide all essential information requested on the GW recommendation form. Recommendations will not be accepted from friends or family members.
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: 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.
Additional Requirements: Relevant clinical research experience or health science experience.
International Applicants: Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.
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;
- PTE Academic: 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:
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.

Regulatory affairs courses
RAFF 6201Introduction to Global Regulatory Affairs3
RAFF 6202Regulatory Drug Biologics3
RAFF 6203Regulatory Strategy in the Development of Devices and Diagnostics3
RAFF 6204Clinical Research for Regulatory Affairs3
RAFF 6205Regulatory Affairs Compliance3
RAFF 6275Leadership in Regulatory Affairs3
Graduate research courses
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research3
HSCI 6264Epidemiology Translational Research3
Strategic leadership courses
HSCI 6223Topics in Health Care Leadership3
HSCI 6240Issues and Trends in the Health Care System3
HSCI 6241The Health Care Enterprise3
One course selected from the following:
CML 6274Health Economics and Finance3
CRA 6203Partnerships with Human Subjects3
CRA 6208International Clinical Research3
CRA 6209Quality and Risk Management3
CRA 6210Medical Writing/Clinical Research3
HCQ 6201Building a Quality Culture3
RAFF 6206International Regulatory Affairs3
RAFF 6207Advertising and Promotion of Regulated Medical Products3