Admissions

Begin your journey today. Be a part of the pursuit of biomedical research questions in the context of human diseases.

Apply to the Master of Science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program by submitting an online application through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences portal.

Around 40 students from various academic and professional backgrounds matriculate into the program each year. Students may be admitted for full-time or part-time studies.

To learn more about the program, please contact us or fill out our Request for Information form.

Fall Start Deadlines

October 15

Early Application – Fall Start
Apply early to waive the application fee. You must submit a fee waiver request form and wait for it to be processed before you submit your program application.

May 15

Priority Application – Fall Start
Recommended deadline for scholarship consideration and for international applicants who will need to apply for a U.S. visa.

July 1

Final Deadline – Fall Start
You may still be considered for scholarships.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

Spring Start Deadlines

October 15

Early Application – Spring Start
Apply early to waive the application fee. You must submit a fee waiver request form and wait for it to be processed before you submit your program application.

November 1

Final Deadline – Spring Start
We encourage you to review our available scholarships and consider applying.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

Application Requirements

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadline. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (across all undergraduate coursework and/or institutions attended).

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

List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution.

WES (new window) or NACES (new window) credential evaluation services are highly recommended for international transcripts.

Follow the transcript instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to ensure you upload proper documentation.

List your relevant professional and academic experiences.

Recommendation letters may be from previous professors, research mentors, or employers in a position to appraise your potential for graduate study.

The statement of purpose allows you to highlight areas of your background or interests that may not be clear in other areas of your application.

The application fee is nonrefundable, but application fee waivers may be available. View information about the application fee and fee waivers (new window).

Applicants to any Georgetown program may choose to submit an Optional Statement that addresses diversity, personal background and contributions to community. A detailed prompt for the statement can be found in the application.

We encourage you to consider applying for the Hoyas for Science Scholarship (new window), offered through Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education. Please note that the scholarship has a similar prompt to the Optional Statement, and you can incorporate your Optional Statement text into your essay for this scholarship application.

GRE scores are not required, but we encourage applicants to report these scores if they are available. View instructions for submitting official test results (new window).

All international applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Follow the TOEFL/IELTS instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to determine whether you need to send us test scores to prove your English language proficiency.

International Applicants

Please note that the visa application process can take weeks or months and varies based on your country of origin. To help ensure that students receive their visas in time for registration, the program suggests that applications to the program should be completed by the May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, admitted students may defer their admission one time to a future open term. There is no additional admissions application fee charge for the one-time deferral.

For more information for international applicants, please see our Biomedical Graduate Education International Students page.

Tuition & Scholarships

Please visit our Degree Plans page for tuition and fees information.

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) offers scholarships to incoming master’s students based on merit and service. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded subject to funding availability, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible after submitting your program application. BGE also offers merit-based scholarships to a limited number of Master of Science students based on programs’ recommendations.

Need-Based Aid

Students may wish to apply for federal loans, private loans or outside scholarships. It is recommended that you begin the process of applying for financial aid as soon as you are accepted. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining federal loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.

For more information and to obtain financial aid forms, please contact osfsgradfinaid@georgetown.edu.

Accelerated Master’s (GU HSCI Students)

Undergraduate students in the Georgetown University B.S. in Human Science program may be eligible to complete our Master of Science program on an accelerated timeline.

Career Readiness

Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.