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The Master of Science in Health Informatics and Data Science requires an online application to be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal.
Applicants must be in the last semester of undergraduate study or hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Medicine or related fields from an accredited college or university. The Admissions Committee makes all admission recommendations on a case-by-case basis. Every applicant that meets the criteria will be interviewed by the HIDS Admissions Committee as part of the application process.
Preference will be given to students with technical degrees or with some coursework/work experience in computer programming. Students with excellent credentials possessing a non-technical degree will be required to provide proof to meet programming requirements. For example, certificates from Massive Open Online Courses (e.g. edX), a GitHub page displaying code that they have created will be acceptable to demonstrate competency.
- Online Application
- 4-year Bachelor’s degree*
- Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
- Unofficial Transcript(s)
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Academic Statement of Purpose
- Non-refundable Application Fee
- Documentation of Programming Experience (if applicable)
- GRE Score (not required)
- TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)
Georgetown Univ. Code: 5244
- Application is due May 15th for Fall Admission
Please contact the program director if you wish to submit an application after the deadline. Late applications are reviewed on a space available basis.
*We highly encourage students with international credentials to have their transcripts evaluated by WES. Please select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as recipient.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.
Merit-based tuition scholarships are available for students enrolled in our biomedical graduate programs.
Go to the Admissions FAQ page for additional admission and application information.
Unofficial transcripts are required from every institution you have earned credits and grades, including both degree and non-degree coursework. This allows the admissions committee to have a more complete picture of your academic preparation for graduate study.
Do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission.
An acceptable transcript upload is a copy of an official transcript produced by the institution. This includes:
- Scanned copies of paper transcripts issued by the institution
- Electronic transcripts issued by the institution (not a download from your institution’s web portal)
An unofficial transcript we do not accept includes the following:
- We do not accept screenshots or photos
- We do not accept downloads of the “student’s view” from your institution’s website
NOTE: Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling.
For transcripts not in English: These documents must be accompanied by an English language version provided by the academic institution. If your institution does not provide English language copies, applicants are responsible for providing a certified or notarized translation along with a copy of the original transcripts. Applicants may upload an evaluation from a credential evaluation service. This must include course and grade information. If not included in the evaluation, the transcript from the institution must be included as well. Both the evaluation and original transcript should be submitted in the application as one document.
For additional questions, please visit Admissions FAQ.
Applicants with non-technical backgrounds should demonstrate their knowledge of programming languages, preferably R, Python and Unix/LINUX command line. Certificates from Massive Open Online Courses (e.g. edX), a student GitHub page displaying code that they have created, and other similar documents will be acceptable to demonstrate competency.
Georgetown University Code is 5244. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80 (Internet-based test) and 550 (paper test). The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.0.
All 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 and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English).