Admissions (Ph.D.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1ST

Contact biostatistics@georgetown.edu, if you wish to submit an application after the deadline. Late applications may be reviewed on a space available basis.

How to Apply

The Biostatistics PhD 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.

Transcripts
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
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required
    Georgetown University Code: 5244
  • TOEFL / IELTS (if applicable)
    Georgetown University Code: 5244
    IELTS is paper-based only

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

    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

Eligibility

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required
  • Minimum Quantitative GRE Score of 155
  • A Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or Mathematics, is strongly preferred
  • All applicants must have completed the course requirements (or equivalents) for the Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or Mathematics and have strong coursework in Multi-Variable Calculus and Linear Algebra

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the Georgetown University application, please email the BGE office at biomedgrad@georgetown.edu or visit the Biomedical Graduate Education website.

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