How to Apply
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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
IELTS is paper-based only
- InitialView recommended for international applicants
- 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.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.
Merit-based tuition scholarships and financial aid are available for biomedical students.
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. Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling. Please do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission. For additional details review 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 (paper-test only).
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).