Admissions | MS in Pharmacology

Fall 2024 Admissions

Priority Application: May 15
Final Deadline: July 1

We invite you to learn more about our program and begin your application.

Apply Online

Applicants have the choice to apply through the Georgetown Graduate Application Portal or the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostbacCAS). Please do not submit applications to both.

  • Georgetown Graduate Application Portal: This application is recommended for students who are interested in Georgetown graduate programs.
  • PostbacCAS: This application is recommended for students who are applying to multiple programs through PostbacCAS.

To learn more about the program, please contact us or fill out our Request for Information form.


October 15

Early Application
Applicants using the Georgetown Graduate Application Portal before this deadline may apply to waive the application fee. Applicants must first submit the fee waiver request form before October 15 and before submitting their program application.

May 15

Priority Application
Recommended deadline for scholarship consideration and for international applicants who will need to apply for a U.S. visa.

July 1

Final Deadline
You may still be considered for scholarships.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

Application Requirements

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadline. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent, completed before the start of the MS program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (across all undergraduate coursework and/or institutions attended). We recommend a GPA of 3.3 or higher with strong performance in biology and chemistry; biochemistry is recommended but not required. Our average matriculant GPA is 3.6.

List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution.

Our program requires WES (new window) or NACES (new window) credential evaluation services for international transcripts.

Follow the transcript instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to ensure you upload proper documentation.

List your relevant professional and academic experiences.

We prefer recommendation letters from science professors or those who have supervised your work in a lab or clinical setting.

The statement of purpose allows you to highlight areas of your background or interests that may not be clear in other areas of your application. Find more information in the online application.

The application fee is nonrefundable, but application fee waivers may be available. View information about the application fee and fee waivers (new window).

Applicants to any Georgetown program may choose to submit an Optional Statement that addresses diversity, personal background and contributions to community. A detailed prompt for the statement can be found in the application.

We encourage you to consider applying for the Hoyas for Science Scholarship (new window), offered through Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education. Please note that the scholarship has a similar prompt to the Optional Statement, and you can incorporate your Optional Statement text into your essay for this scholarship application.

GRE scores are not required, but we recommend that applicants report them if they are available. View instructions for submitting official test results (new window).

International applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in a third-party, unscripted interview with a company such as InitialView. While an interview is not required, it can help strengthen a prospective student’s application.

Please note that interviews do not replace the TOEFL or IELTS. See the TOEFL/IELTS instructions below.

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. Follow the TOEFL/IELTS instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to determine whether you need to send us test scores to prove your English language proficiency.

International Applicants

Please note that 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 the May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, admitted students may defer their admission one time to a future open term. There is no additional admissions application fee charge for the one-time deferral.

For more information for international applicants, please see our Biomedical Graduate Education International Students page.

Tuition & Scholarships

Please visit our Degree Plans page for tuition and fees information.

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) offers scholarships to incoming master’s students based on merit and service. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded subject to funding availability, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible after submitting your program application. BGE also offers merit-based scholarships to a limited number of Master of Science students based on programs’ recommendations.

Financial Aid

Students may wish to apply for federal loans, private loans or outside scholarships. It is recommended that you begin the process of applying for federal financial aid as soon as possible after applying for admission. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.

For more information or to obtain financial aid forms, please contact

G² ABS Certificate

Students who have completed the GeorgeSquared (G²) Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate should complete a standard application to the MS in Pharmacology. They can transfer up to 16 transfers. View more information about the MS in Pharmacology for G² ABS Certificate graduates.

Accelerated Master’s (GU HSCI Students)

Undergraduate students in the Georgetown University B.S. in Human Science program may be eligible to complete our Master of Science program on an accelerated timeline.

To learn more, visit Accelerated M.S. in Pharmacology.

Career Readiness

Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.