How to Apply

The MS program is designed to be completed by full-time students in one academic year (10 months or 12 months). However, schedules for part-time students can be made with special arrangements. Students interested in part-time work should indicate this on their application. 

Graduates of the G2 ABS Certificate program may apply to the program for admission in the fall, spring, or summer. Students who have not completed the G2 ABS Certificate program must apply for fall admission. Admissions are rolling and applications are not reviewed until completed (including receipt of all transcripts and letters of recommendation).  

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements set forth by the Graduate School and our program specific requirements: 

  • Successful completion of all undergraduate pre-health course requirements including two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, each with lab.  Biochemistry is preferred but not required.

  • Required minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0 (cumulative). Recommended minimum undergraduate GPA 3.3.

  • MCAT or GRE is not required for admission, however we encourage students to report these scores if they are available.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall - May 15th 

  • Spring - November 1st (only open to G2 ABS students)

  • Summer - May 1st (only open to G2 ABS students)

Please note: Students who have not completed the G2 ABS Certificate program must apply for fall admission.  Graduates of the G2 ABS Certificate program may apply to the program for admission in the fall, spring, or summer. 

Applications should be submitted by the deadline.  Applications completed after the deadline will be considered as space permits.  

Be sure to check out the scholarships available through the Office of Biomedical Graduate Education (Hoyas for Science Scholarship; DMV Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship).  Scholarship essays are due no later than two weeks after submitting your M.S. program application. 

How to Apply:

The MS in Physiology program follows the steps outlined in the Graduate School's Application Procedure and Application Requirements Checklist.

When completing the online application please select the MS in Physiology and Biophysics program and the semester you wish to enter the program. 

Application requirements include the following:

1. Georgetown Graduate School Application Form (online).

• Application fee (we are unable to offer fee waivers for low-income applicants at this time)
• Personal statement
• Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one letter from a science professor) or a committee letter packet.  

  • All applicants have the option to submit up to three letters of recommendation, but only two are required. 
  • If you only want to submit two letters but the application system makes you enter three letter writer names, you can enter your own name for the third letter writer and this will be corrected by our admissions staff internally.  If you have questions about this, please contact Mary Wells at mary.wells@georgetown
  • For students applying from the G2 ABS Certificate Program, your first letter must be from your assigned ABS Program letter writer and the second letter from a source outside the ABS program (e.g., an undergraduate professor or a science/health care related employer or supervisor). Do not submit two letters from within the certificate program. 

2. Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended are the only requirement not submitted online. Do not delay sending transcripts from in-progress programs as this will delay the consideration of your application. If you have transfer credits from other colleges on your main transcripts, we must have official transcripts directly from each institution, even if your grades for those transfer credits are listed on your main transcript.

Send all official transcripts exactly as indicated below; do not send them to Georgetown's main graduate admissions office.

Digital/PDF official transcripts sent directly from institution:

Hardcopy official transcripts sent directly from institution:
Office of Biomedical Graduate Education
Attn: Regular MS in Physiology 
Georgetown University
Box 571411
Med-Dent SE108
3900 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057-1411

3. Students with an International Degree: Applicants must meet the requirements outlined by the Graduate School, including minimum scores on the TOEFL or IELTS exams. 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 above address. International students applying from the G2ABS certificate program should apply to summer program immediately following completion of their certificate to maintain the full-time student status necessary for their F1 visa. Note: the TOEFL code for Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University is B191.

4. MCAT or GRE are not required.

5. There are no additional application requirements specific to the M.S. in Physiology program.

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

If you have questions about your application contact:

Ms. Renee Barton
Assistant Director of Admissions - Biomedical Graduate Education

You can also email the Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) office at or visit the BGE website.

If you have questions about the MS in Physiology program contact:

Mary Wells
Senior Academic Coordinator
(202) 687-6012