Admission Deadlines: Fall - July 20
Spring - December 1
Summer - March 20
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, with a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale.
Additional Requirements: National certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Medical Technologist (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Blood Banking Technologist/ Specialist, or Microbiology Technologist/Specialist for medical laboratory science and immunohematology and biotechnology concentrations. No certification is required for the generalist or translational microbiology concentration.
International Applicants: 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: 36 credits, which may include either 15 credits in required courses and completion of a 21-credit concentration; or, for students who do not wish to pursue a concentration, 15 credits in required courses and 21 credits in graduate-level HSCI or MLS courses selected in consultation with the program director. 

Required core courses
MLS 6244Research Ethics and Integrity
MLS 6245Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 6246Capstone Project
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
MLS 6159Leadership in Laboratory Medicine
Non-concentration and concentration options
Program without a concentration—21 credits in graduate-level HSCI or MLS elective courses approved by the program director.
Program with a concentration—21 credits in required and elective courses taken in one of the following concentrations:
Immunohematology and biotechnology concentration
MLS 6219Molecular Biology
MLS 6213Seminar in Immunohematology
MLS 6141Advanced Immunology and Serology
MLS 6218Genetics
MLS 6217Medical Biotechnology
Electives 7 credits in graduate-level HSCI or MLS courses approved by the program director.
Medical laboratory science concentration
MLS 6242Molecular Pathology
MLS 6160Data Analytics and Research Methods in Laboratory Medicine
MLS 6243Education and Assessment in MLS
MLS 6132Molecular Epidemiology
MLS 6158Advanced Laboratory Management and Operations
6 credits in graduate-level HSCI or MLS courses approved by the program director.
Translational microbiology concentration
MLS 6141Advanced Immunology and Serology
MLS 6132Molecular Epidemiology
MLS 6216Microbial Pathogenesis
MLS 6160Data Analytics and Research Methods in Laboratory Medicine
MLS 6217Medical Biotechnology
6 credits in graduate-level HSCI or MLS courses approved by the program director.