How to Apply

Healy Building

Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more admissions information, including about scholarships and financial aid!

Informational Webinars

Listen to a previously recorded Informational Webinar, hosted by the Department Chair, admissions director, and a program alumna. 

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, 2020 (priority)

June 1, 2020 (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
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Applicants are required to upload these transcripts to the online application system.  Do not send electronic or paper copies of your transcripts before receiving an offer of admission. Review the unofficial transcript requirements (new window) for additional details.  (Please note that transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. and Canada must be evaluated by WES — more information can be found below.)

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 clearinghouse, please send them to:

  • Video interview

A video interview submission is required. You may complete this interview through the online application. Questions are provided in writing, and applicants have an allotment of time to respond, during which they are recorded. It sounds frightening, but don’t worry! It’s a great way for our faculty to get to know you.

  • Experience living, studying, and/or working abroad is strongly recommended.

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.

    ***UPDATE*** — Due to WES’ suspension of activities (related to COVID-19), the M.S. in Global Health program has decided to waive the WES evaluation requirement (for international applicants) through 1 June 2020.  When completing your application, please include copies of your official transcript(s), and we will evaluate them ourselves during application review.
  • 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