Admissions Deadlines: Fall, Spring, Summer Semester
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 click here (https://www.naces.org/members).
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.
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Prerequisites: Completed coursework: All required courses must be completed with a C grade (C- grades and lower do not transfer) or better at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning:
3 credits English
3 credits of college mathematics (algebra, statistics, or higher)
8 credits of general biology with hands-on lab
8 credits general or inorganic chemistry with hands-on lab
4 credits microbiology with hands-on lab
3 credits organic or biochemistry
Please be prepared to provide unofficial transcripts to determine program admissibility.
Additional Requirements: Students who live outside of the Washington DC Metro Area are required to secure a satisfactory clinical site at the time of admission.
Successful completion of a criminal background check and a drug screen through Certiphi Screening, a third-party vendor, are required of all admitted clinical students in their first semester. Students are responsible for fees associated with these screens.
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:

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 transcripts@hsprograms.gwu.edu.

Contact for questions:

hsphora@gwu.edu
202-994-0384 (phone)
202-994-0870 (fax)
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Required
MLS 6116Advanced Clinical Bacteriology I
MLS 6117Advanced Clinical Bacteriology II
MLS 6119Advanced Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology
MLS 6130Advanced Hematology I
MLS 6131Advanced Hematology II
MLS 6141Advanced Immunology and Serology
MLS 6145Advanced Clinical Biochemistry I
MLS 6146Advanced Clinical Biochemistry II
MLS 6150Advanced Immunohematology
MLS 6151Advanced Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 6158Advanced Laboratory Management and Operations
Practicum
MLS 6247Advanced Clinical Biochemistry Practicum
MLS 6248Advanced Blood Bank Practicum
MLS 6249Advanced Coagulation Practicum
MLS 6250Advanced Hematology Practicum
MLS 6251Advanced Clinical Microbiology Practicum
MLS 6252Advanced Urinalysis Practicum
Research
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
MLS 6244Research Ethics and Integrity
MLS 6245Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 6246Capstone Project