The M.S. in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy provides students with core courses in the biomedical sciences (microbiology, immunology, virology, biochemistry), introduces the topics of science policy and advocacy, and presents students with in-depth studies in various science policy areas and issues via the STIA (Science, Technology, and International Affairs) Division of the Edmund E. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
This is an interdisciplinary program that invites applicants from all undergraduate backgrounds.
November 1, 2019
May 15, 2020
Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions How to Apply page.
PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Please read the complete admissions information found on the the program page.
- Satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours of course work.
- A final GPA of 3.0 or above is required for graduation.
Application Materials required:
- Application Form
- Non-refundable Application Fee
- Statement of Purpose
- Resume/CV (including publications, if applicable)
Unofficial Transcripts - Applicants are required to upload to the application system unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Do not send electronic or paper copies of your transcripts before receiving an offer of admission. Review the unofficial transcript requirements for additional details and FAQs.
- Official Recommendations
- Official Score Report for the TOEFL/IELTS (please see below)
The 500-word academic statement of purpose should describe your academic and professional goals and their fit with the biomedical graduate program.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: TOEFL / IELTS
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).
All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.
TOEFL: A minimum score of 80 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education TOEFL score reporting code is 5244. TOEFL information: http://www.ets.org/toefl/
IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: http://www.ielts.org