This online program provides students with clinical microbiology and laboratory science coursework as well as a hands-on microbiology practicum that will prepare students for a diagnostic microbiology laboratory position and provides eligibility for national certification examinations in clinical microbiology. The program also includes additional graduate coursework to prepare students for careers in research institutions, public health laboratories, biotechnology firms, pharmaceutical companies or governmental agencies.
Fall – June 15
Spring - October 15
Summer - March 1
The application and all supporting documentation (fees, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts) must be received by the deadline in order for the application to be reviewed.
Standardized Test Scores:
Two (2) recommendations
Prior Academic Records:
Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, 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.
If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided in addition to the original transcripts; translations alone will not be accepted.
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.
Statement of Purpose:
In an essay of 250 to 500 words, describe your reasons for undertaking study in the Health Sciences at the George Washington University. You should state your academic objectives, career plans, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
Degree and GPA Requirements:
Prerequisite courses: chemistry – 16 credits (including biochemistry or organic), biology – 16 credits (including microbiology), and college algebra or higher – 3 credits.
Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.
Supporting Documents not Submitted Online should be Mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Contact for Questions:
[email protected] ~ (202) 994-8528
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday