|Fall: August 1
|Spring: December 1
|Summer: March 15
|Standardized test scores:
|One letter of recommendation is required. Recommendation should be from a high school guidance counselor, an academic teacher, or a previous or current supervisor.
|Prior academic records
|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. Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes. Official transcript may also be 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 (https://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/) 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.
|Statement of purpose
|All applicants are required to submit an essay of approximately 250-300 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.
|The fully online program is only available for transfer students. Students 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.
|The minimum acceptable grade is C for coursework to be applied toward an undergraduate degree (grades of C- and below do not transfer to GW SMHS programs).
|Some required and elective courses may require a criminal background check or drug screen. (https://smhs.gwu.edu/academics/health-sciences/academics/admissions/background-checks-and-drug-screenings)
|Prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to admission: 6 credits in English composition; 3 credits in college mathematics (college algebra, statistics, or above); 3 to 4 credits in natural or physical science with a lab; 6 credits in social sciences; and 3 credits in humanities.
|Governor of Virginia's Health Science Academy
|Applicants who have completed a minimum of 24 credits of college- level coursework, and have been admitted by July 1, 2022 to the Governor of Virginia's Health Science Academy through the Alexandria County Public School system, may apply to the program, provided they have completed the following: 21 credits in General Education prerequisite courses.
|Enrollment in at least one course at a regionally accredited institution of higher education during their first fall or spring semester after high school graduation.
|International applicants only
|The program is not visa eligible.
|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.php).
|Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are required to submit official test scores for either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic or the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration: TOEFL: 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based, PTE: overall score of 68, or IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0
|International applicants who meet the following conditions may be considered for admission without submitting TOEFL, PTE or IELTS or scores: They are a citizen of countries 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
8300 Norman Center Dr
Bloomington, MN 55437
Alternatively, official electronic transcripts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact for questions:
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 Requirement
|3 credits in English composition
|4 credits in natural or physical science with lab
|6 credits in social sciences
|3 credits in humanities
|Writing in the Health Sciences
|Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
|Research and Writing in Health Sciences
|Required for the major
|Management of Human Resources in Health Sciences Organizations
|Finance for Healthcare Managers
|Strategic Communication for Healthcare Professionals
|Emergency Medical Tech-Basic
|EMT - Basic Lab
|Foundations of Emergency Health Services Systems
|Community Risk Management and Safety in Emergency Health Services
|Operations Management in Emergency Health Services Systems
|Leadership Concepts in EHS
|Special Operations and Disaster Management
|Seminar in EHS Leadership
|or EHS 4198
|Foundations of Health Equity
|Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
|Development of the Health Care Professions
|Health Policy and the Health Care System
|Management of Health Science Services
|Quality Improvement in Healthcare
|Healthcare Law and Regulation
|Additional school-specific requirements and electives
|Depending on their prior academic record, students complete additional coursework to fulfill school-specific requirements in consultation with their academic advisor. Such courses, as well as appropriate elective selections, are taken from the following list. Alternative electives may be approved by the Program Director. *
|Clinical and laboratory sciences
|Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|Health data analytics
|Introduction to Medical Informatics
|Consumer Health Informatics
|Topics in healthcare
|CPR and First Aid
|Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
|Introduction to Telemedicine
|Humanitarian Relief Operations
|Current Issues in Bioethics
|Healthcare in Literature
|Special Topics in Health Sciences
|Applied Health Equity in Washington, DC
|Trends and Innovations in Healthcare
|Human Physiology in Extreme Environments
|Case Studies in Healthcare
|Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
|Healthcare in Developing Nations
|Plagues, Pandemics, and Epidemics
*Advanced standing from eligible transfer credit may also 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-exam, and non-college based health programs.