Admissions (MS & CERT)

As a graduate program within the Georgetown University Graduate School, the Master’s Program of Biostatistics, Certificate in Biostatistics or Epidemiology, within the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics are subject to all pertinent University rules and regulations. Applicants for admission must meet certain eligibility requirements set by the Graduate School and the Graduate Program. Applicants are admitted by the Dean of the Graduate School. Admitted applicants who confirm their intended enrollment will be eligible to participate in graduate student orientation and registration activities. 


The Master’s in Biostatistics only offers Fall Admissions, while the Certificate Programs are offered both during the Fall and Spring. 

Fall Deadline: May 15th
Spring Deadline: November 1st

The department will accept late applications on a case-by-case basis, pending seat availability in the program. You must notify the Department at if you will be submitting an application after this deadline.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' Application Requirements Checklist: Check List
The Biomedical Graduate Program Application Requirement Checklist: Check List 


  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Resume/CV (including publications, if applicable)
  • Official Transcripts (WES transcript evaluations are strongly recommended for students with international degrees.) 
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • Official Score Report for the TOEFL/IELTS Required for Non-Native English Speakers 
  • Statement of Purpose: 500-word (max) academic statement of purpose should describe your academic and professional goals


  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required, though 3.5 or higher is preferred
  • Applicants should have a basic course in Statistics, Multi-variable Calculus, and Linear Algebra. Alternative combinations of coursework and/or experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, but is strongly recommended.
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS
    • 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 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. 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. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.
  • TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based tests) or 80 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The institutional code is 5244.
  • IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System.

Entrance Examination Requirements - Official Test Results: To request an official score report, see the contact information for the major standardized testing organizations below:

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Georgetown University Graduate School (ETS Code: 5244) 
Telephone: 609-771-7670 

TOEFL (Biomedical Graduate Education Code: B191):
The Educational Testing Service 
P.O. Box 6155
Princeton, NJ 08541-6155 
Telephone: 609-771-7100 

IELTS International 
100 East Corson St., Suite 200 
Pasadena, CA 91103 
Telephone: 626-564-2054 

Send all application materials, transcripts, and other credentials to:

Office of Biomedical Graduate Education
Georgetown University Medical Center 
3900 Reservoir Rd., NW 
Med-Dent SE 108 
Washington, DC 20057 -1411

For admissions inquiries, please contact