Application Deadlines

SPRING: November 1st

FALL: May 15th

Late applications considered, subject to availability

Program Admissions Information

Applicants to the MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program must be in the last semester of undergraduate study or hold a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related science from an accredited college or university. Applicants with business or law degrees will also be considered. Special consideration is given to applicants with work experience.

Students can be admitted for full-time or part-time studies. The program admissions committee makes all admission recommendations on a case-by-case basis. The Dean of the Graduate School makes all final decisions.



  • 4-year Bachelor's degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL (for non-English speaking institutions)
  • GRE is optional but recommended
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Application Online
The online application system allows for the electronic submission of the application form and supporting application documents, such as the academic statement of purpose and résumé, as well as online recommendations. Apply to this graduate program using our online application at: online application form.

  • Department - Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Program - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (M.S.) – Regular Track


Non-refundable Application Fee
The application form must be submitted with a non-refundable application fee of $90 (for the 2017 academic year), payable by credit card or electronic check at the time of application submission.

The application fee cannot waived and an online application cannot be submitted if the application fee is not paid.



Applicants are required to upload to the application system unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Please do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission. For additional details review Admissions FAQ.

For foreign applicants official notarized copies/translations should be submitted in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal by the notary or appropriate official.

Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Georgetown University
Office of Biomedical Graduate Education
SE 108 Medical-Dental Building
3900 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057-1411

For international applicants – To expedite processing and evaluation of applications, international school transcripts can be evaluated for equivalency with U.S. Standards using the World Education Services (WES) . WES charges a fee and requires an original transcript sent directly by the school. WES evaluations can take the place of official transcripts as long as they are sent to the Graduate School directly from WES and include a copy of the official transcripts evaluated.

TOEFL (for students from non-English speaking institutions)
All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language sufficient to meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Applicants who did not receive an undergraduate degree or higher from a school where English was the primary language of instruction must submit either a TOEFL/IELTS score.The institute code for Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education is 5244.

The Graduate School can waive the TOEFL requirement only if an official letter from the international undergraduate university dean is submitted confirming that English is the medium of instruction in the institution.

Score minimums accepted by Georgetown University:

  • Computer-based: 213

  • Paper: 550

  • TOEFL: 80

  • IELTS: 7

Two letters of recommendation
Recommendation letters must be from previous professors, research mentors, or employers in position to appraise the applicant's potential for graduate study.


Academic Statement of Purpose and Resume/CV
The applicant is required to submit a 500-word academic statement of purpose describing the reasons for enrolling in the program along with a resume/CV. Do not forget to write your name. Include the name of this program "M.S. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – Regular Track" in the first part of your statement.

GRE Scores
GRE Scores are not required for admission consideration.


General Admissions information

The Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) Admissions  page contains a general overview of the admissions process including a breakdown of general and program-specific admission requirements, a comprehensive FAQ page, important application information for applicants, scholarships and financial aid, and tuition and fees information.