Admission Deadlines Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Summer: March 15
Standardized test scores: SAT/ACT optional
Recommendation(s) required 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 ( 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.
Additional requirements 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. (
Prerequisites 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 (
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 
Suite 400 
Bloomington, MN 55437 

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 Requirement
3 credits in English composition
4 credits in natural or physical science with lab
6 credits in social sciences
3 credits in humanities
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
Required for the major
CML 3101Management of Human Resources in Health Sciences Organizations
COHM 3142Finance for Healthcare Managers
COHM 4110Strategic Communication for Healthcare Professionals
EHS 1040Emergency Medical Tech-Basic
EHS 1041EMT - Basic Lab
EHS 3174Foundations of Emergency Health Services Systems
EHS 3175Community Risk Management and Safety in Emergency Health Services
EHS 4110Operations Management in Emergency Health Services Systems
EHS 4111Leadership Concepts in EHS
EHS 4112Special Operations and Disaster Management
EHS 4144Seminar in EHS Leadership
EHS 4197Clinical Internship
or EHS 4198 Administrative Internship
HSCI 2050Foundations of Health Equity
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2111Development of the Health Care Professions
HSCI 3113Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 3114Management of Health Science Services
HSCI 3118Quality Improvement in Healthcare
HSCI 4103Healthcare 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
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 4101Introduction to Medical Informatics
INFR 4105Consumer Health Informatics
Topics in healthcare
EHS 1002CPR and First Aid
EHS 2109Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
EHS 2166Current Topics
EHS 2211Introduction to Telemedicine
EHS 4101Humanitarian Relief Operations
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2107Healthcare in Literature
HSCI 2195Special Topics in Health Sciences
HSCI 3100Applied Health Equity in Washington, DC
HSCI 3109Trends and Innovations in Healthcare
HSCI 4102Human Physiology in Extreme Environments
HSCI 4105Case Studies in Healthcare
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
HSCI 4114Healthcare in Developing Nations
MLS 2005Plagues, 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.