About the Program
The M.S. in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy is a unique, multidisciplinary program that trains students to understand how scientific data can be evaluated and clearly communicated to the non-scientific community. The program invites applicants from all undergraduate backgrounds. The interdisciplinary curriculum includes courses in biomedical sciences, regulatory sciences, public policy, and science policy offered by a number of departments, including but not limited to courses offered by the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, School of Foreign Service, McCourt School of Public Policy, and Georgetown University Law Center. The interdisciplinary curriculum includes biomedical science, public policy, and science policy courses from a number of departments, including but not limited to Microbiology & Immunology, School of Foreign Service, McCourt School of Public Policy, and Georgetown University Law Center.
Four Major Areas of Focus:
- Drivers of Policy
- Biomedical Science Concepts
- Public Policy Skills and Principles for Scientists
- Policy Internships
Application Materials required:
- Application Form
- Non-refundable Application Fee
- Academic Statement of Purpose
- Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s How to Apply page for additional details and FAQs.
- WES Evaluation (if applicable)
- InitialView (strongly recommended for international applicants)
- TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)
- TOEFL = 80 minimum
- IELTS = 7.0 minimum
- Fall: July 1
- Satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours of course work.
- A final GPA of 3.0 or above is required for graduation.