Where can I find the program curriculum?

The sample program curriculum is available in the program brochure.

How long is the program? 

The full-time program consists of three-semesters that can be completed in as few as 13 months. The part-time program plan of study can be customized, but usually takes approximately two years.

Where can I find information on the five concentrations?

Please find detailed information on the concentrations webpage.

At what times will classes be offered? 

Almost all core courses are offered during weekday evenings.  Times of concentration/elective courses vary, but students have flexibility to select them accordingly.

Will students be able to enroll in the program part-time?

Yes, we enroll part-time students. However, please be advised that the Field Research Module, which requires a minimum 10-week applied field research work abroad, cannot be waived, and that some concentration courses may only be offered during the daytime hours.

Is the program offered in an on-campus or distance format?

The program is offered on-campus only (except for the field research module).


When is the application deadline?

For Fall 2018 entry, the priority deadline is January 15 followed by rolling admissions through a final deadline of 1 June. 

How do I apply?

Please visit the MS in Global Health admissions webpage for detailed application instructions.

Is GRE or GMAT score required for entry into the program?

No standardized test scores are required. However, applicants may choose to submit GRE or GMAT scores to supplement their application.

Are prerequisite courses required?

No, there are no prerequisite courses required for this program.

What advice do you have for writing the Statement of Purpose?

The Statement of Purpose response should demonstrate your critical thinking skills. Your response about your future plans should clearly indicate how you will leverage this program to build on prior experience and further your future professional goals.

Do you recommend submitting a resume or CV?

Yes, either a resume or CV is required.

Are there requirements for who should write the letters of recommendation?

The three recommendations submitted should be academic and/or professional in nature.

Is a video interview required?

Yes, a Kira video interview submission is required. You may post this interview online at anytime prior to the application deadline. Please go to

If I do not have extensive experience living, working, or studying abroad, can I apply to the program?

While not required, we strongly recommend that applicants have experience living, working, or studying abroad. However, we do evaluate applications in a holistic manner. Strengths in other areas can compensate for lack of experience abroad.

Will I be notified of any missing application materials?

You are responsible for ensuring that your application is submitted with all the required components. All applicants will apply online and may access an online checklist to determine which materials have been received in support of the application.

When are applicants notified about admissions decisions?

Admissions decisions will be released on a rolling basis. Upon completion of the application, the admissions committee will review and render a decision.

If accepted, how long do I have to make a decision?

You will have approximately one month from the date of your decision to confirm enrollment.


Are there any additional requirements for transcripts from outside of the United States?

Yes, all transcripts from outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services ( in a course-by-course format. The official WES evaluation must be submitted by the application deadline.

To what address should I send official transcripts?

Please have your transcript(s) sent to the following address:

Georgetown University
Office of Graduate Admissions
3520 Prospect St, NW
Box 571004, CB-207
Washington, DC 20057-1004

Do I need to take the TOEFL/IELTS exam?

Georgetown University requires foreign applicants to provide proof of English language proficiency. If you received a BA from an accredited institution of higher education where English is the primary language of instruction then you do not have to take the TOEFL/IELTS. If you completed some coursework at a university where English is the primary language of instruction you will still need to take the TOEFL/IELTS. If you transferred to a university where English is the primary language of instruction and were awarded an undergraduate degree from this institution, you may still need to take the TOEFL based on the number of years spent at the institution. If you have questions, please contact us ( to clarify whether a TOEFL score is required.

Is there a minimum TOEFL/IELTS score required for entry into the program?

The minimum TOEFL score is 600 (paper test) or 100 (iBT test). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.


Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for information about funding, tuition, need-based aid, and other financing questions (202.687.4547).

How much is the tuition for the M.S. in Global Health Master's program?

Please see the Office of Student Financial Services website for the current rates.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, admitted students will be offered a need-based financial aid package based on the results of their FAFSA evaluation.

Are there scholarships available for students?

Yes!  The Department has some partial, merit-based scholarships available for Fall 2018 entry.  Though they do not cover the entirety of tuition, they are a substantial reduction in cost.  

Because there are a limited number available, merit-based scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.  There is no separate application for merit-based aid.  All students (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) are eligible for merit-based scholarships.

Are graduate assistantships available?

Yes!  Each year, the Department selects between four and six graduate assistants to support faculty members' ongoing research projects and course instruction.  GAs have the opportunity to earn as much as $5,000 per semester for two semesters -- a maximum of $10,000.  Due to the limited number of positions, the GAships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Does the program offer any other financial support?

All M.S. in Global Health students are provided with $5,000 in the form of a non-service stipend.  The money is disbursed prior to the student's field research module, and covers all travel, housing, and certain research costs abroad.  The non-service stipend does not need to be repaid.

We encourage participants to seek out additional, external funding through scholarships from governments, foundations, and other sources.


Is student housing available?

No, Georgetown University does not provide on-campus housing for graduate students.

Where do students live during the program?

Students live within a reasonable commuting distance from campus. Many students rent a town house or share apartments in the Georgetown vicinity (Glover Park, Dupont Circle, etc.), or nearby in Virginia (Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria) or Maryland.

Where can I find information on housing?

For off campus housing information and resources, please visit the Office of Off Campus Housing website.

Do I need a car? Is there parking on campus?

Depending upon where students live, it is often not necessary to have a car during the program. There is no student parking on campus for undergraduate or graduate students.

What public transportation resources are available?

MetroRail does not run directly to campus.  However, Georgetown has free campus shuttles that circulate from campus to each of the Dupont Circle and Rosslyn metro stops, as well as along Wisconsin Ave.  Additionally, campus is served by MetroBus lines.  Please visit the Office of Transportation Management website for more information.