Admissions (Certificate Programs)


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As a graduate program within the Georgetown University Graduate School, the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics  offers two options: the Certificate in Biostatistics or the Certificate in Epidemiology.  The Certificate in Biostatistics has Fall admission only.  The Certificate in Epidemiology has both Fall and Spring admissions. 


  • Certificate in Biostatistics
    Admission Cycle: Fall
    Deadline: May 15th
  • Certificate in Epidemiology
    Admission Cycle: Fall & Spring
    Fall Deadline: May 15th
    Spring Deadline: November 1st

How to Apply

The Biostatistics Certificate Program requires an online application to be completed to the Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal. Application elements, including letters of recommendation, are required to be submitted through the online application system. Only transcripts and test scores should be submitted independently by the applicant's previous academic institution(s) and testing agency. Transcripts should be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions Office.

Applicants are required to upload to the application system unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Please do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission. For additional details review Admissions FAQ.

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Three recommendations
  • Transcript(s)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): recommended, optional
  • Georgetown University Code for BGE: 5244
  • TOEFL / IELTS (if applicable)
    Georgetown University Code for BGE: 5244

    The minimum TOEFL or IELTS score for admission is 80 (Internet-based test) and 550 (paper test) unless otherwise specified by the program. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.0.

    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).

  • WES evaluation of international transcripts recommended


  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required
  • Quantitative GRE Score of 155 (recommended)
  • All applicants must have completed the following 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.

If you have any questions regarding the Georgetown University application, please email the BGE office at or visit the Biomedical Graduate Education website.

Visit the BGE's Tuition and Fees page and Scholarships & Financial Aid Support page for more information about tuition and financial assistance.