Admissions (Certificate Programs)

As a graduate program within the Georgetown University Graduate School, the Certificate in Biostatistics or Certificate in 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. 


Certificate of Biostatistics offers Fall admission only
Certificate of Epidemiology offers Fall and Spring admissions. 

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 submitting an application after this deadline.

Graduate School of Arts and Science: Application Requirements

Biomedical Graduate Program: Application Requirements

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  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Resume/CV (including publications, if applicable)
  • Official Transcripts  (No photocopies, scans, or faxes. For students with international degrees, WES transcript evaluations are strongly recommended.) 
  • 3  Letters of Recommendation
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS  (Official Report Required for Non-Native English Speakers)
  • Statement of Purpose: 500-word (max) academic statement of purpose describing your academic and professional goals


  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required; GPA of 3.5 or higher is preferred
  • Prerequisites: basic course in Statistics, Multi-variable Calculus, and Linear Algebra.
    Alternate combinations of coursework and/or experience may 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
    • Non-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.
      • Bachelor's/Advanced Degree from a U.S. university/college or where English is primary language:
        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.
      • TOEFL/IELTS test:
        All other non-native speakers must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. 
        • TOEFL: 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: Minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System.


 Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. 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 (for Non-Native English speakers).

Graduate Record Exam (GRE):
Georgetown University Graduate School (ETS Code: 5244) 

Georgetown University - Biomedical Graduate Education (Institution Code: B191)


IELTS International 
Georgetown University - Biomedical Graduate Education (Institution Code: B191)

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

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