Epidemiology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to supplement and build on the knowledge of working professionals who desire additional training in epidemiology. It will also cater to students who wish to further their knowledge of this field by immersing themselves in its study for one academic year in preparation for other graduate of professional degrees.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 15 credits in a combination of lecture courses chosen by the student. Courses will be selected from the current Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics offerings.

A full-time student will be able to complete the certificate program in two semesters, while a part-time student may finish within four semesters. Students will be admitted for the fall and spring semesters.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2019

November 1, 2018

Fall 2019

May 15, 2019

Application Requirements

Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions Application Procedures page and the Admissions Requirements Checklist.

Please read the complete admissions information found on the the Biomedical Graduate Education pages at http://biomedicalprograms.georgetown.edu/admissions.

In addition to the application form, prospective certificate students should submit the following:

  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose*
  • Official Transcripts – required from all institutions from which the applicant has or will earn a degree (undergraduate, graduate, and/or associates) by the time of matriculation at Georgetown; unofficial non-degree coursework transcripts should be uploaded directly to the online application
  • Official Recommendations (2)
  • TOEFL/IELTS (required for all non-native English speakers, see below)

*Address intellectual interests and professional and academic goals. Carefully explain how the Epidemiology certificate specifically fits into your future academic and professional plans (not to exceed 500 words)

Choose your certificate program on the online application from under the Department “Certificate Programs”

Official hard copy transcripts should be mailed to the following address: 

     Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics
     Georgetown University Medical Center
     Building D, Room 180
     4000 Reservoir Road, N.W.
     Washington, DC 20057


All applicants who are not native English speakers 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. 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. All other non-native speakers 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.

TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  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/

For more information on this certificate program, please visit the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics.