The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has had a longstanding relationship with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, collaborating to offer contract degree programs in a variety of health sciences fields to active duty soldiers. Thousands of soldiers and sailors have participated in these programs over the years and successfully completed one or more degree programs.
Credits for military health care training are awarded in combination with general education college credits, building an academic program that can lead to Associates degrees in Science, Bachelor of Science degrees and Master of Science degrees in Health Sciences.
The GW SMHS relationship with the Navy dates back to the mid-1970's when GW began offering degree programs in Advanced Hospital Corps School, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Oral Biology, Physician Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Undersea Medical Technology. The relationship with the Army formally began in the mid-1990's with a degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology and, later, Cytotechnology.
In recent years, the Health Sciences programs have continued to expand our degree offerings to military personnel who have completed prior training in health care fields. We have developed specialized contract offerings with the Army, the Navy, and the Tri-Service programs. We also provide specialized distance learning programs leading to academic degrees for military personnel with prior training in health care fields. Health Sciences remains committed to meeting the educational needs of the armed forces for the long term.