Admissions Deadlines: Fall - December 4
Standardized Test Scores: Not required
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendation
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 an essay of approximately 1,000 words describing your reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University, your academic objectives, potential dissertation topic, 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.
Additional Requirements: -A graduate degree or entry-level professional doctorate in a biomedical science or health-related field from an accredited institution
-Prerequisite courses: 3 semester units each of graduate-level epidemiology and biostatistics
-Evidence of academic preparation in basic research methods and statistics
-Evidence of health-related practice, leadership, or research
International Applicants: 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:
202-994-0384 (phone)
202-994-0870 (fax)
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 54 credits, successful completion of three comprehensive examinations, a proposal defense, and a defended dissertation.

Required Courses
THS 8101Foundations in Translational Health Sciences
THS 8103Principles of Collaboration and Team Science
THS 8105Translational Health Sciences in Complex Health Systems
THS 8107Program Theory and Health Innovations
THS 8109Implementation Science and Innovation Leadership
THS 8121Advanced Study Design for Translational Research
THS 8123Qualitative Methods in Translational Health Sciences
THS 8125Advanced Statistical Methods for Clinical and Translational Research
THS 8202Knowledge Translation in Complex Health Systems
THS 8203Bioethical Implications of Health Research
THS 8206Translating Literature for Interdisciplinary Scholarship
THS 8221Mixed Methods Research in Translational Health Sciences
THS 8961Proposal Defense Preparation
THS 8996Dissertation Seminar I
THS 8997Dissertation Seminar II
THS 8998Dissertation Seminar III
6 credits in elective courses selected from the following:
CRA 6205Clinical Investigation
HSCI 6265Grantsmanship in Translational Research
HSCI 6297Independent Study for Health Professionals
OT 8215Quality Improvement through Translational Practices
OT 8220Measurement of Human Function and Learning
THS 8127Systematic Reviews of Healthcare Innovations
THS 8214Information Literacy for Health Professionals
THS 8227Survey Methods for Translational Health Sciences