Admissions | Master of Science

Apply to the Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases program by submitting an online application through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences portal.

Deadlines

May 15

Priority Deadline for Fall Admission

July 1

Final Deadline for Fall Admission

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis. International applicants in particular are encouraged to apply by the May 15 priority deadline to allow sufficient time to apply for a U.S. visa.

Applications for Biomedical Graduate Education’s merit-based scholarships are due two weeks after your application submission date. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded subject to funding availability; therefore, we encourage applicants to apply by the priority deadline.

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.

A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (across all undergraduate coursework and/or institutions attended).

List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution.

This program requires WES (new window) or NACES (new window) credential evaluation services for international transcripts.

Follow the transcript instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to ensure you upload proper documentation.

List your relevant professional and academic experiences. You may find sample resumes (new window) via the Cawley Career Education Center.

Recommendation letters may be from previous professors, research mentors, or employers in a position to appraise your potential for graduate study.

The statement of purpose allows you to highlight areas of your background or interests that may not be clear in other areas of your application.

The application fee is nonrefundable but limited application fee waivers may be available. View information about the application fee (new window).

Applicants to any Georgetown program may choose to submit an Optional Statement that addresses diversity, personal background and contributions to community. A detailed prompt for the statement can be found in the application.

We encourage you to consider applying for the Hoyas for Science Scholarship (new window), offered through Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education. Please note that the scholarship has a similar prompt to the Optional Statement, and you can incorporate your Optional Statement text into your essay for this scholarship application.

GRE scores are not required, but we strongly encourage applicants to report these scores if they are available. View instructions for submitting official test results (new window).

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 & Sciences. Follow the TOEFL/IELTS instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to determine whether you need to send us test scores to prove your English language proficiency.

International Applicants

Please note that the visa application process can take weeks or months and varies based on your country of origin. To help ensure that students receive their visas in time for registration, the program suggests that applications to the program should be completed by May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, students may defer their admission and delay their arrival to the following fall term with no additional charge.

For more information for international applicants, please see our Biomedical Graduate Education International Applicants page.

Tuition

Full-time students pay a flat tuition fee; part-time students pay per credit hour. Visit Tuition & Fees for more information.

Need-Based Aid

Need-based financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans. It is recommended that you begin the process of applying for financial aid as soon as you are accepted. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining federal loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.

For more information and to obtain financial aid forms, please contact osfsgradfinaid@georgetown.edu.  

Scholarships

Two significant merit-based Biomedical Graduate Education scholarship opportunities are available to high-achieving applicants: the Hoyas for Science Scholarship and the Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship. Note that you must apply for these scholarships by two weeks after you submitted your application (i.e., the date on which you submitted through the online portal and paid the application fee).