This describes the admissions process for applicants who are GW affiliates or Children's National Health System, (formerly Children's National Medical Center, CNMC) faculty. If you are not a GW-affiliated applicant or Children's National Health System faculty appointed at GW, please view the 'Admissions For All Others' webpage.
Applying for Admission
All applicants must complete the GW Online Application.
- Spring Entry: December 10
- Summer Entry: April 5
- Fall Entry: August 7
A non-refundable application fee of $80 is required. This fee is waived only for the following applicants:
- U.S. military personnel who have been on active duty within three years of submitting their application for admission
- GW alumni (those holding a GW degree or graduate certificate)
- Current degree or graduate certificate candidates at GW
- Current McNair Program Scholars (a completed Certification of McNair Program Participation and Application Fee Waiver form must be submitted with your application)
General Admission Requirements
1. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program
2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Attach your current resume or CV.
Active-duty military do not need to submit a resume.
Two letters of recommendation are required and must be submitted through the GW Online Application as full letters of support rather than the online recommendation form. Recommendations must be on letterhead and signed by the recommender. The letters must be from:
- A self-identified mentor who will serve in this role through the duration of the program and who agrees to participate in regular evaluation of your progress and mentor development activities, and
- Your division/department head assuring that he/she is aware and supportive of your participating in the CTR program, recognizes and values your promise as a researcher and that your participation in the CTR program is an integral part of your professional development.
If the applicant's mentor is also his or her department head, a second letter of support must be provided.
5. Career Development Statement
Applicants must review and follow the Career Development Statement Instructions and upload the statement in the GW Online Application under the "Statement of Purpose" section. The instructions can be found in the PDF document, Career Statement.
6. Official Transcripts
Please submit an official transcript from every college and university you attended, whether or not a degree was earned, to the following address:
The George Washington University
Health Sciences Programs
Office of Admissions
2100 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.,
Washington, DC 20037
All non-U.S. transcripts (including those in English) must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential agency.
7. English Language Test
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are required to submit official test scores for either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic or the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration:
- TOEFL: 250 paper-based or 100 Internet-based
- PTE: overall score of 68
- IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.
International applicants who meet the following conditions may be considered for admission without submitting TOEFL, PTE or IELTS scores:
- They are a citizen of countries where English is the official language (as identified by GW ISO list of Exempt countries) OR
- They hold at least a bachelor degree from a country where English is the official language as well as language of instruction OR
- They hold at least a bachelor degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency
Graduate Certificate in CTR
Applicants applying to the Graduate Certificate in CTR must have successfully (B or higher) completed a graduate level course in Epidemiology and a course in Biostatistics before entering the program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution.
Non-Degree Seeking Applicants
If you wish to take an individual course offered by this program, please contact the program directly.
For more information about transferring in credits as an incoming student, please refer to a Curriculum page for the program which you are applying.