Admission Deadlines Fall: July 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: March 15
Standardized test scores SAT/ACT optional
Recommendation(s) required One letter of recommendation from an academic instructor who can strongly attest to your academic ability, and/or an Individual who served in a supervisory capacity for you, and who can strongly attest to your work ethic.
Prior academic records Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended (including via dual enrollment), whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes. Official transcript may also be sent electronically directly from the institution.
Applicants may receive credit for college-level coursework through International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Official score results must be forwarded directly from the College Board.  Please refer to GW Undergraduate Admissions ( for information on maximum credits, minimum scores, and GW course equivalents for AP and IB credits.
Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (i.e. military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs). Information on transfer credit eligibility may be found in the Bulletin under Regulations (see Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing for Undergraduates), including minimum letter grade requirements.
Statement of purpose All applicants are required to submit a 250–500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University. Focus on your academic objectives, career goals and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and extra-curricular activities relevant to your program of interest. Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form as well as obstacles you have overcome that influenced your desire to pursue this program of study.
Additional requirements All students must meet Essential Functions requirements, and successfully meet the criminal background check and drug screen requirements. ( )
Transfer coursework must be earned with a C or better (C- grades and lower do not transfer to GW SMHS).
A resumé or curriculum vitae is required.
Prerequisites At least 45 semester hours of college with a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Students applying under a Guaranteed Admission Agreement must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. All should include the following coursework:
English Composition (3 credits)
General Biology (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (8 credits)
Chemistry (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (8 credits)
College Mathematics (algebra, statistics, or higher 3 credits)
International applicants only This hybrid program is not visa eligible. Permanent Residents or those with a valid visa (e.g. work), if eligible, may apply.
Official transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, U.S. degree equivalency, grade-point averages (GPA), and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here (
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 computer-based or 100 Internet-based, PTE: overall score of 68, or IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0 
International applicants who meet the following conditions may be considered for admission without submitting TOEFL, PTE or IELTS or 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.

Supporting Documents not Submitted Online should be Mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2600 Virginia Avenue
Suite 104
Washington, DC 20037

Alternatively, official electronic transcripts can be sent to

Contact for Questions: ~  202-994-0384 (phone) ~ 202-994-0870 (fax)
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, including a minimum of 60 credits in required courses completed at GW and up to 60 transfer credits in courses completed elsewhere. Eligible students admitted through approved SMHS Guaranteed Admission Agreements partnerships may complete a minimum of 52 required credits at GW; eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. *
General Education Requirement
3 credits in English composition
8 credits in biology with lab
8 credits in general or inorganic chemistry with lab
3 credits in college math (algebra, statistics, or higher)
3 credits in humanities
6 credits in social sciences
Required for the major
MLS 3000Clinical Laboratory Mathematics
MLS 3001WProfessional Ethics for Medical Laboratory Scientists
MLS 3003Biochemistry for Laboratory Science
MLS 4141Immunology and Serology
MLS 4151Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 4251Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
MLS 4158Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 4171Human Genetics
CERT 3004Endocrinology for Health Sciences
CERT 3005Topics in Biomedical Science
CERT 4010Clinical Human Embryology
CERT 4011Human Embryology Laboratory
CERT 4012Clinical Human Andrology
CERT 4013Human Andrology Laboratory
CERT 4014Human Reproductive Cryobiology
CERT 4015Human Cryobiology Laboratory
And one course selected from the following:
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
MLS 2007WMicrobes and Society
Additional school-specific requirements and electives
Depending on their prior academic record, students complete additional coursework to fulfill school-specific requirements in consultation with their academic advisor. Such courses, as well as appropriate elective selections, are taken from the following list. Alternative electives may be approved by the program director. **
Clinical and laboratory sciences
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 3501Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HSCI 3502Human Anatomy and Physiology II
MLS 4170Introduction to Molecular Biology
MLS 4172Molecular Diagnostics Capstone
MLS 4217Molecular Techniques
MLS 4242Applications of Molecular Testing
MLS 4252Applications of Molecular Testing Laboratory
MLS 4266Molecular Diagnostics Practicum
Health Data Analytics
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
Topics in healthcare
COHM 4110Strategic Communication for Healthcare Professionals
HSCI 1106Introduction to Biotechnology for Health Sciences
HSCI 3114Management of Health Science Services
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
MLS 2005Plagues, Pandemics, and Epidemics
**Alternative electives may be selected from any undergraduate MLS, HSCI or CERT course or those approved by the program director. Advanced standing from eligible transfer credit may also be considered.

 *For details visit the Guaranteed Admission Agreements website.