How to Apply

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Degrees Offered

  • M.S.
  • B.S./M.S. (Accelerated five-year program for Georgetown undergraduates — Global Health and Biology of Global Health majors only)

Application Deadlines

Fall Entry:

January 15 (priority)

June 1 (final)

Application Requirements

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

Admission requirements include:

  • GRE scores are not required!
  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Online application form, including the following electronically submitted components: 
    1. A résumé or CV
    2. A statement of purpose (not to exceed 500 words)
    3. Three letters of recommendation, academic or professional
  • Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. We consider these uploaded transcripts to be “unofficial” as they are submitted by the applicant. Transcripts from both degree and non-degree coursework provide the admissions committee a more complete picture of academic preparation for graduate study. Only transcripts that have been uploaded to the application by the student are required for the application review. Visit the Graduate School’s How to Apply (new window) page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be required at that time to submit official final transcripts (transcripts that have been submitted directly to Georgetown University by the institution) for verification prior to enrolling. Do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission.

If admitted to the program, please submit official transcripts to:

Georgetown University
Office of Graduate Admissions
3520 Prospect St, N.W.  (Car Barn 207)
Box 571004  (Attn: Global Health)
Washington, DC  20057-1004

If your official transcripts can be delivered through a digital clearing house, please send them to:

  • Video interview

A video interview submission is required and is to be completed through the online application. Questions are provided in writing and applicants have an allotment of time to respond whilst being recorded. The system allows applicants only one opportunity to record their responses. It sounds frightening, but don’t worry! It is a great way for our faculty to get to know you. 

Additional Requirements

Additional application requirements for graduates of foreign institutions of higher education:

  • All transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated into U.S. equivalencies through a course-by-course transcript evaluation by World Education Services (WES). An official course-by-course evaluation from WES must be submitted by the application deadline. (WES evaluations are waived for Father Nebres Scholarship (new window) applicants.)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or  the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required of all applicants who do not have an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction. No other exam or certificate may be substituted for either the TOEFL or IELTS.  Applicants must take the test no later than December to ensure that results will reach the Graduate School by the application deadline. Exams taken after the application deadline are not eligible for Fall admissions consideration for that year.  Both the TOEFL and the IELTS exams are given regularly throughout the world.

The minimum TOEFL score for admissions consideration is 600 (paper test) or 100 (iBT test). For additional information about the TOEFL write or visit:  

 P.O. Box 6151
 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151

The minimum IELTS score for admissions consideration is 7.0 score.  For additional information about the IELTS write or visit:

           British Council – IELTS Enquiries
           Bridgewater House
           58 Whitworth Street
           Manchester  M1 6BB

Program Contact

M.S. in Global Health
Georgetown University
St. Mary’s Hall, 2nd Floor
3700 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, DC  20057-1107

Telephone:  +1 (202) 687-9611