How to Apply | MS in Pharmacology

Fall 2023 Applications

Deadline: July 1, 2023

Contact us with any questions about the program or admissions process.

The Pharmacology Master of Science Program requires an online application to be submitted to Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences via the application portal.

Eligibility & Application Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must complete their 4-year bachelor’s degree before the start of the MS program and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher (on the standard U.S. 4.0 scale). Average matriculant GPA is 3.6; recommended GPA is 3.3 or higher (on the standard U.S. 4.0 scale) with strong performance in biology and chemistry. Biochemistry is recommended but not required.

Application Checklist

Application Deadline

  • Priority deadline is May 15 for Fall admission*
  • Final deadline is July 1 for Fall admission

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis starting in November. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

*International applicants are encouraged to apply by the May 15 priority deadline to allow sufficient time to apply for a U.S. visa.

For international students, the visa application process can take weeks or months and varies based on your country of origin.  To help ensure that students receive their visas in time for registration, the program suggests that applications to the program should be completed by May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, students may defer their admissions and delay their arrival to the following fall term with no additional charge.

*For WES (new window) evaluation, please type in “Georgetown University” for the institution/company. For School/Division, select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as the recipient.

Tuition & Fees

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

Tuition & Fees

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based tuition scholarships are available for students enrolling in our biomedical graduate programs.

Tuition Scholarship

Additional Information

List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution. Applicants are required to list/upload to the application copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended where more than 15 credits of coursework were completed and/or where program prerequisites were completed (any number of credits). This gives the admissions committee a more complete picture of your academic preparation for graduate study.

You must upload electronic or scanned copies of your transcripts (as detailed below) to the online application system. Do not order official transcripts to be sent directly to us from your institution(s) until you receive an official offer of admission. Applicants who are offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling.

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. Request an official transcript to be mailed to you from the institution’s registrar office. When you receive the transcript, open it, scan it, and upload it to the online application system.
  • Electronic transcripts issued by the institution (not a download from your institution’s web portal). Make a request through the institution’s secure transcript service (e.g., eScrip-Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Transcript Network, Transcript Plus) for an official electronic transcript be sent to you by email/electronic delivery. Open the transcript, save it as a PDF, and upload it to the online application system. For secure encrypted PDFs, you should print, scan and upload the document.

Transcript formats we do not accept include:

  • Screenshots or photos
  • Downloads of the “student’s view” from your institution’s website

Examples of acceptable and unacceptable transcripts for applications submission:

Acceptable Transcript
Unacceptable Transcript

International transcripts: Some programs require a credential evaluation for international credentials. Please check your program to see if this is a requirement.

Applicants who use World Education Services (WES) ICAP evaluations should select “Georgetown University” as the institution and “Biomedical Graduate Education” as the recipient.

Applicants who use the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Course-by-course evaluation should select “Georgetown University, Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) – Office of Admissions” as the institution and recipient.

Applicants may use other credential evaluation services that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Upload the course-by-course evaluation of postsecondary/university coursework, including grade point average calculation and upper-division course designation, directly to the application. If the evaluation does not include a copy of the transcripts that were evaluated, you must upload the transcripts from the institution and the credential evaluation as one document.

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, you 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.

If you are experiencing technical issues with uploading your transcript, please contact the BGE Office of Admissions by email at for assistance.

Note: Applicants who are offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling.

For additional questions, please visit Admissions FAQ.

Recommended but not required. Please see directions on how to submit them to us on the Admissions FAQ page (new window).

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 & 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).

TOEFL: You need to request that ETS (Educational Testing Services) send your TOEFL scores to Georgetown University. To request scores, use the code: 5244. The minimum TOEFL score for admission to this program is 80 (Internet-based test) or 550 (paper test).

IELTS: Official score reports should be sent electronically by the testing center to Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The minimum IELTS score for admission to this is 7.0.

Two Letters of recommendation are required with a preference for letters from science professors or those who have supervised your work in a lab/clinical setting.