Admission Deadlines Fall: July 20
Spring: December 1
Summer: March 20
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.
Recommendation(s) required One (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 Official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended (including via dual enrollment), whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Official transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes or sent electronically directly from the institution.
Applicants may receive credit for college-level coursework through International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Official score results must be forwarded directly from the College Board.  Please refer to GW Undergraduate Admissions ( for information on maximum credits, minimum scores, and GW course equivalents for AP and IB credits.
Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (i.e. military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs). Information on transfer credit eligibility may be found in the Bulletin under Regulations (see Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing for Undergraduates), including minimum letter grade requirements.
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 follow this link:
Statement of purpose In an essay of approximately 250-500 words, describe your interest in undertaking study at The George Washington University. What are some of your academic objectives or career goals? Please highlight any of your related qualifications and achievements-- including academic, community, professional, or extra-curricular activities relevant to your program of interest. Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned within the application.
Degree and GPA Requirements: tudents must have at least 45 credits of college-level coursework with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in order to be considered for admission.
Additional requirements The fully online program is only available for transfer students. 
A minimum acceptable grade of C is required for coursework to be applied toward an undergraduate degree (grades of C- and below do not transfer to GW SMHS programs).
Resume is required.
Prerequisites Completed with a grade of C or higher.
- 6 credits in English composition
- 3 credits in college mathematics (college algebra, statistics, or above)
- 4 credits in natural or physical science with a lab
- 6 credits in social sciences
- 3 credits in humanities
International applicants only This program can be completed fully online. The program is not visa eligible.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are required to submit official test scores for either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic, the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test (DET).
The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration: 
- TOEFL: 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based; PTE: overall score of 68
- IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0; or DET overall score of 120
International applicants who meet the following conditions may be considered for admission without submitting TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, or DET scores:
-They are a citizen of a country where English is the official language (as identified by GW ISO list of Exempt countries) OR;
-They hold at least a bachelor degree from a country where English is the official language as well as language of instruction OR; • They hold at least a bachelor degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency.

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: 120 credits in required and elective courses; at least 60 of these credits must be taken at GW. General education coursework must be completed prior to matriculation in the program.

General education
3 credits in critical thinking in the humanities
6 credits (2 courses) in critical thinking in the social sciences
3 credits in quantitative reasoning (college algebra, statistics or above)
6 credits English Composition
3 credits in scientific reasoning (must be in natural and/or physical sciences with lab)
Required courses for the major
The following 60 credits in coursework, which must be taken at GW:
CML 3101
CML 4144Seminar in Health Science Leadership
COHM 3142Finance for Healthcare Managers
COHM 4101Marketing for Healthcare Leaders
COHM 4110Strategic Communication for Healthcare Professionals
COHM 4145Case Studies for Clinical Healthcare Management and Leadership
COHM 4150Practicum in Clinical Operations
HSCI 2050Foundations of Health Equity
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 3109Trends and Innovations in Healthcare
HSCI 3113Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 3114Management of Health Science Services
HSCI 3118Quality Improvement in Healthcare
HSCI 4103Healthcare Law and Regulation
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
INFR 4101Introduction to Medical Informatics
RAFF 3101Introduction to Regulatory Affairs
Additional school-specific requirements and electives
Depending on their prior academic record, and in consultation with their academic advisor, students may complete additional coursework to fulfill school-specific requirements. Such courses should be selected from the list below. Alternative options may be approved by the advisor.*
Clinical and laboratory sciences
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 3201Biology I
HSCI 3202Biology II
HSCI 3501Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HSCI 3502Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Health data analytics
INFR 4103Programming for Informaticians
INFR 4105Consumer Health Informatics
INFR 4106Population Health for Medical Informatics
INFR 4110Biomedical Data Science
INFR 4198Medical Informatics Research Project
Topics in healthcare
HSCI 1106Introduction to Biotechnology for Health Sciences
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2107Healthcare in Literature
HSCI 2110Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts
HSCI 2195Special Topics in Health Sciences
HSCI 4105Case Studies in Healthcare
HSCI 4114Healthcare in Developing Nations
MLS 2005Plagues, Pandemics, and Epidemics
*Advanced standing from eligible transfer credit also may be considered. Credit from non-traditional sources, i.e., other than from academic coursework, may be considered on a case-by-case basis; this may include military coursework, credit by examination, and non-college based health programs.