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: One 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.
GPA and credit hour requirements Students need a minimum 2.5 GPA in prior college coursework, and advanced standing in order to apply to the degree completion program. Prospective students are advised to enter the program with 60 credits to aid in timely degree completion; however, prospective students with a minimum of 45 credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the program director.
Additional requirements: This is a closed admissions program. Only current or former SOF operators and enablers across the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines will be considered for admission.
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.
International Applicants: 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: 100 on the Internet-based exam PTE: overall score of 68 IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6. Applicants may be exempted from the English Language Test on a case-by-case basis. The advisor should contact the Admissions Office on behalf of the student for a review. All guaranteed admission agreement students are exempted from the English Language requirement.

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, 60 of which must be completed at GW and 60 of which may be considered for equivalency to courses in the major; at the discretion of the program director, additional coursework above 60 credits may be considered. On a case-by-case basis, up to 75 credits may be transferred from traditional and non-traditional learning. 

General education
6 credits English composition
3 credits in quantitative reasoning (college algebra, statistics, or higher)
3 credits in scientific reasoning (must be in natural and/or physical laboratory sciences)
6 credits (2 courses) in critical thinking in the social sciences
3 credits in critical thinking in the humanities
At least 24 additional college credits from a regionally accredited institution
Advanced standing and electives
During the student's first semester of enrollment in the program, up to 41 credits in advanced standing for eligible military courses and other non-traditional learning will be noted on the student’s record and applied toward the bachelor’s degree.
Core courses for the major, which must be taken at GW
EHS 2109Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
EHS 2160Disaster Response Planning and Management
EHS 2161Principles of Hazardous Materials and CBRNE Incident Management
EHS 3101Leadership Concepts
EHS 3103Technology in Critical Incident Response
EHS 3105Integrated Response to High Impact Violent Incidents
EHS 3107Financial Management for the Disaster Cycle
EHS 4101Humanitarian Relief Operations
EHS 4103Advanced Topics in Leadership
EHS 4105Operations Management in Asymmetric Conditions
EHS 4160Project Management and Leadership Capstone
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 4102Human Physiology in Extreme Environments
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
Major electives (15 credits)
EHS 2211Introduction to Telemedicine
EHS 4198Administrative Internship
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 2110Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts
HSCI 3113Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 4105Case Studies in Healthcare
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
HSCI 4114Healthcare in Developing Nations