Applying to the Program

The M.S. program in Pharmacology follows the application procedures outlined in the Graduate School Catalogue. At a minimum, application requirements include the following (Please fill out 1. and 2. below):

1. Georgetown Graduate School Application Form (online)

  • Application fee
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s) (sent via snail mail)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test, MCAT, or equivalent are strongly recommended
  • All applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency to be eligible for admission. Please note that citizenship does not determine English language proficiency.  Proof of English language proficiency can be demonstrated by one of the following: 
    1. 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. The degree does not have to be earned by the time of application but will need to be conferred by the start of the semester to which the applicant is applying. (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.)
    2. submission of an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report with a minimum score of 90; a score of 95 or above is preferred. The TOEFL code for Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University is B191.
  • We require international school transcripts to be evaluated for equivalency with U.S. Standards. The preferred place for this evaluation is the World Education Services (WES). WES charges a fee and requires an original transcript sent directly by the school. Please have WES send their evaluation directly to the Office of Biomedical Graduate Education at the address listed below.
  • 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. Interviews do not replace the TOEFL or IELTS; TOEFL or IELTS score submission is required. Fluency in English is imperative for success in the MS in Pharmacology program.

2. Pharmacology MS Supplemental Application (online)

For more information on scholarship opportunities, tuition fees, and more, please refer to our Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions & Financial Aid Page

Transcripts are the only thing not submitted electronically. Please have your official transcript sent to:

Office of Biomedical Graduate Education
Attn: M.S. Credentials - M.S. Pharmacology
Georgetown University
Box 571411
SE108a Medical-Dental Building
3900 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057-1411

If you have any questions regarding the Georgetown University application contact:

Renee Barton
Graduate Biomedical Education

For questions regarding the Pharmacology application contact:

Katie Helgeson
Senior Program Coordinator
(202) 687-6012

Barry Wolfe, Ph.D.
Director, MS Program
(202) 687-1420