Program Policies

MS in Physiology students should follow the guidelines outlined in the Graduate School Bulletin (Graduate Student Handbook). If a student has questions regarding academic or other policies in the Graduate School, they should first refer to the Graduate Student Bulletin and the program specific guidelines listed below before speaking with the Program Director or Program Coordinator.

MS in Physiology Program Specific Policies

General Policies:
  • The student is responsible for registering for classes and must register himself or herself for all course work during designated pre-registration or registration times. If a student successfully pre-registers, registration is not required.
  • The student is responsible for reconciling all outstanding charges on their student accounts prior to registering for courses or applying to graduate. Unreconciled accounts will place a hold on registration and/or graduation. The student should contact student accounts for assistance.
  • During their last semester in the program, the student must apply to graduate.
  • Students with personal or academic performance issues should contact the Program Director. Students requesting a letter of recommendation from the program should contact the Program Coordinator.
Academic Policies:
  • To graduate, the student must complete 30 credits of graduate coursework, including all required courses and approved electives, with a B (3.0) or better average. G2 ABS students must earn a B (3.0) or better average in the courses taken in the MS program to qualify for the MS degree. The GPA from the G2 ABS program does not contribute to your GPA for the MS degree.
  • Grading policies for each course are available on the course syllabus.
  • Failures:
    • Failure in one course: course can be remediated at the discretion of the Program Directors. The student should speak to the Program Directors immediately to discuss arrangements. In the case of failures resulting from an academic integrity issue, the student will not be allowed to remediate, which may ultimately result in his or her dismissal from the program.
    • Failure in more than one course: immediate dismissal from program per the Graduate Student Bulletin.
  • Withdrawal from a course or leave of absence (LOA) from the Program must be discussed with the Program Director, if the student wishes to remain in the program. For a LOA, the official Student Petition for Change of Graduate Program form must be completed and signed by appropriate administrators, and the requirements for return to classes (if any are noted) must be met prior to reentry and registration. A LOA of up to one year may be allowed at the discretion of the Program Director.

Useful Links

Academic Calendar & Holiday Schedule

Registration Instructions

Course Catalog

Forms for Graduate Students

How to Apply to Graduate

Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO)

Georgetown Pre-Dental Society

  • Information on graduate/medical student resources and social events.

Student Housing

Office of Residential Living
100 Harbin Hall
Box 571117
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687.4560
Fax: (202) 687.4590

Georgetown University Transportation Services (GUTS Bus - Free buses to/from GU)

  • Anyone with a photo ID (student ID or driver's license) may ride a GUTS bus for free.

Student Support Services:

Academic Support Services
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Medical Leave of Absence
Sexual Harassment Policy
Academic Integrity
Graduate Ombudsman