Admission deadlines: Fall - July 15
Spring - November 15
Summer - March 15
The application and all supporting documentation (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
Recommendation(s) required: 1 letter of recommendation. Recommendation should be from an academic instructor who can strongly attest to your academic ability and/or someone who has served in a supervisory capacity for you and can strongly attest to your work ethic. Recommendations from family and friends are not accepted.
Prior academic records: Transcripts are 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. Official transcript may also be sent electronically directly from the institution.
Official military transcripts (e.g., JST, CCAF)
Statement of purpose: Please include a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at The George Washington University, and your academic objectives, 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: Students must be active-duty Army 18Ds, Navy IDCs, or Air Force IDMTs to be eligible for consideration. Students must have at least a year left on their contract in order to complete the preceptored clinical rotations. Applicants must submit (a) Copy of current Enlistment Contract AND (b) Statement of Service from the Personnel Section (e.g. S-1 Army, N-1 Navy) stating employment and end date of their enlistment contract.
Proof of current certification (e.g. Page 13 for Navy IDC, ATP Card for Army 18Ds, Certificate of Completion Diploma for Airforce IDMTs, etc.)

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 2000
Washington, DC 20006

For questions contact:
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

 The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits distributed over three degree components.

Advanced standing and electives
During the first semester the student is enrolled in the program, advanced standing for eligible military courses will be noted on the student’s record and applied towards the bachelor’s degree.
General education
24 total credits:
3 credits of English composition
4 credits of natural or physical science with lab
8 credits of mathematics, science, or statistics
6 credits of social sciences
3 credits of humanities
If a student still needs general education coursework, GW offers online coursework for some of these requirements.
Recommended coursework to be taken at GW by those missing General Education requirements.
General education
English composition
HSCI 2100Writing and Composition in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2107Healthcare in Literature
Social sciences
HSCI 3113Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2111Development of the Health Care Professions
HSCI 4103Healthcare Law and Regulation
Science or statistics
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences 1
HSCI 3106Microbiology for Health Sciences
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences 1
MLS 2000Biology for Health Sciences
MLS 2001Chemistry for Health Sciences
At least 36 credits in courses taken at GW
Foundation courses
EHS 2109Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
HSCI 2050Foundations of Health Equity
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2110Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts 2
or HSCI 4114 Healthcare in Developing Nations
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
or HSCI 3117 Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 2130Primary Care Skills Practicum 3
HSCI 2131Adult Primary Care Practicum 3
HSCI 2133Specialized Clinical Experience 3
HSCI 4102Human Physiology in Extreme Environments
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
One course selected from the following in consultation with the advisor:
EHS 2160Disaster Response Planning and Management
EHS 2161Principles of Hazardous Materials and CBRNE Incident Management
EHS 2211Introduction to Telemedicine
EHS 3101Leadership Concepts
EHS 3105Integrated Response to High Impact Violent Incidents
HSCI 4114Healthcare in Developing Nations 3
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences

1Students who complete HSCI 2117 to meet the general education requirement in science or statistics must subsequently take HSCI 3117 to meet the major requirement.

2Students can select either HSCI 2110 or HSCI 4114 to meet a major requirement. The course that is not taken can be counted toward the elective requirement. Neither course may be counted toward both requirements.

3HSCI 2130, HSCI 2131, and HSCI 2133 must be completed while on active-duty. Students arrange rotations at their current duty stations. All rotations require an MD or PA preceptor. 

Transferable coursework (84 credits maximum)

For an assessment on the transferability of their previous coursework, students should contact the program office. To be eligible for transfer credit, prior coursework must be:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a C or above (grades of C- do not transfer)