How to Apply

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The Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases Master of Science and Certificate Programs require an online application to be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal.

Application Requirements

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadlines listed below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis. You can begin the application process at any time and save your progress until you are ready to submit your completed application.

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • WES required for international transcripts. Please select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as recipient
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • GRE Score (optional but strongly recommended)
    Georgetown Univ. Code for BGE: 5244
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)
    Georgetown Univ. Code for BGE: 5244

Application Deadlines

  • Application is due May 15th for Fall Admission
  • Application is due November 1st for Spring Admission

Please contact the program director if you wish to submit an application after the deadline. Late applications are reviewed on a space available basis.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.

Tuition & Fees

Merit-Based Scholarship

Merit-based tuition scholarships are available for students enrolled in our biomedical graduate programs.

Tuition Scholarship

Admissions FAQ

Go to the BGE Admissions FAQ page for additional admission and application information.

Admissions FAQ

Additional Application Information

The Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases online certificate program at Georgetown University is authorized to admit online students in many states is pursuant to its membership in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Please visit the NC-SARA website for a list of current SARA member states.

Unofficial transcripts are required from every institution you have earned credits and grades, including both degree and non-degree coursework. This allows the admissions committee to have a more complete picture of your academic preparation for graduate study.

Do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission.

An acceptable transcript upload is a copy of an official transcript produced by the institution. This includes:

  • Scanned copies of paper transcripts issued by the institution
  • Electronic transcripts issued by the institution (not a download from your institution’s web portal)

An unofficial transcript we do not accept includes the following:

  • We do not accept screenshots or photos
  • We do not accept downloads of the “student’s view” from your institution’s website

NOTE: Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling. 

For transcripts not in English: These documents must be accompanied by an English language version provided by the academic institution. If your institution does not provide English language copies, applicants are responsible for providing a certified or notarized translation along with a copy of the original transcripts. Applicants may upload an evaluation from a credential evaluation service. This must include course and grade information. If not included in the evaluation, the transcript from the institution must be included as well. Both the evaluation and original transcript should be submitted in the application as one document.

For additional questions, please visit Admissions FAQ.

Georgetown University Code for BGE is 5244. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80 (Internet-based test) and 550 (paper-based test). The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.0.

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English).