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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. Application elements, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through the online application system. Only transcripts and test scores should be submitted independently by the applicant’s previous academic institution(s) and testing agency. Transcripts can be mailed before submitting your application.

Mailing Address for Official Transcripts
Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions Office
SE 108 Medical-Dental Building
3900 Reservoir Rd. NW Washington D.C. 20057-1411

Application Requirements

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.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  4-year Bachelor’s degree*
  Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  Official transcripts
  GRE not required
  2 Letters of Recommendation
  Academic Statement of Purpose
  Resume or CV
  Non-refundable application fee
  Documentation of Programming Experience
(if applicable)
  TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)
Georgetown Univ. Code: 5244
  InitialView recommended for
international applicants

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  Application is extended to July 1st for Fall Admission

Please contact the program coordinator at sr879@georgetown.edu 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.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Assistance

Merit-based tuition scholarships and financial aid are available for biomedical students.

Financial Assistance

Admissions FAQ

Go to the Admissions FAQ page for additional admission and application information.

BGE Admissions FAQ

TOEFL/IELTS Examination

Georgetown University Code for BGE 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).

Documentation of Programming Experience

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.