We are pleased you have chosen to learn more about the opportunities that await you at Georgetown's Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Whether this is your first time visiting this page or you have been here many times before, we hope you will find it to be a clear and effective way to discover more about our unique programs in: 

  • Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy, MS
  • Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases, MS & ONLINE CERT
  • Microbiology & Immunology, MS & PhD

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' Application Requirements ChecklistCheck List

The Biomedical Graduate Program Application Requirements Checklist: Check List

Please look below for our Department's Admissions Requirements. However, please check each program's website for their specific admission requirements. 


Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Resume/CV (including publications, if applicable)
  • Official Transcripts
    (Note: WES transcript evaluations are required of students with international degrees.) 
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • Official Score Report for the GRE General Test 
    (Note: MCAT scores can be submitted in place of GRE scores for MS applications ONLY.)
    (Note: The M.S. in Biomedical Science Policy and Advociacy Program and M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases DO NOT require the GRE General Test.  Our Ph.D. and M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology do require the GRE General Test.)
  • Official Score Report for the TOEFL/IELTS Required for Non-Native English Speakers 
  • Statement of Purpose: 500-word (max) academic statement of purpose should describe your academic and professional goals and their fit with the biomedical graduate program

General Qualifications and Prerequisites:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required, though 3.5 or higher is preferred
  • GRE General Test scores of 300 combined or higher (GRE revised General Test - tests taken on or after August 1, 2011) or 1200 combined or higher (GRE General Tests - tests taken prior to August 1, 2011); and 4.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing section are preferred.
  • For Non-Native English Speakers: Minimum TOEFL score of 80 or minimum IELTS score of 7 is required

Entrance examination requirements:

Official Test Results - To request an official score report, see the contact information for the major standardized testing organizations below:

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    Georgetown University Graduate School (ETS Code: 5244)
    Telephone: 609-771-7670
  • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
    Georgetown University MCAT Code: Please follow the instructions provided by the program to which you are applying.
    Telephone: 319-337-1357

Foreign Applicant Entrance Examination Requirements:

All applicants who are not native English speakers 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.  If we receive an official letter written and mailed from your university, explaining that English is the primary language of instruction, then the TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived. Please look below to find the address to send the official letter to. All other non-native speakers must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.

Official Test Results - To request an official score report, see the contact information for the major standardized testing organizations below:

  • TOEFL (Biomedical Graduate Education Code: B191)
    The Educational Testing Service 
    P.O. Box 6155
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6155
    Telephone: 609-771-7100
  • IELTS International 
    100 East Corson St., Suite 200
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    Telephone: 626-564-2054

Send all application materials, transcripts, and other credentials to: 

Office of Biomedical Graduate Education
Georgetown University
3900 Reservoir Road, NW
Med-Dent SE 108
Washington, DC 20057-1411

For admissions inquiries, please contact