Admissions | Online Certificate

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

Deadlines

October 15

Early Application
Apply early to waive the application fee. You must submit a fee waiver request form and wait for it to be processed before you submit your program application.

July 1

Final Deadline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis. If you wish to apply for need-based or merit-based financial aid, please note that the various grants and awards have their own deadlines and availability.

Application Requirements

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadline.

Non-U.S. citizens: Due to the nature of the fully online certificate program, non-U.S. citizens need to do all coursework from outside the United States, or be here in the U.S. under a non-student visa that allows incidental study. For more information, please email internationalservices@georgetown.edu.

Our fully online certificate program can admit domestic and international applicants.

Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from residents of the following countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Ukraine (Crimea and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR) within Ukraine)
  • China
  • Taiwan

Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from non-U.S. citizens who are residents of the following countries:

  • Canada (Exception: Online format is available for residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec)
  • Germany
  • Kenya
  • Spain

Non-U.S. citizens: Due to the nature of the fully online certificate program, non-U.S. citizens need to do all coursework from outside the United States, or be here in the U.S. under a non-student visa that allows incidental study. For more information, please email internationalservices@georgetown.edu.

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.

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 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.

Tuition

Please visit our Certificate Course Schedule page for tuition and fees information.

Financial Aid

Students may wish to apply for private loans or outside scholarships. Federal financial aid is not available for this program. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining private loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.

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

Federal employees may be eligible for the Federal Academic Alliance Scholarship. The scholarship application is due 14 days after confirming your intent to enroll in our program.

Career Readiness

Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.