Welcome G² ABS Certificate Students and Graduates!
Note: If you are a current G² ABS Certificate student, our Director and Program Coordinator will come to George Mason University to speak with you about the Master’s in Physiology Program and the application process. You should not apply before then.
In order to be eligible for admission to the MS in Physiology through the G² partnership, students must successfully complete the ABS Certificate program with a minimum 3.0 final GPA in the ABS courses and a B- or better in both Anatomy and Physiology. Absolutely no exceptions will be made.
Applicants must also have completed all of the undergraduate pre-health pre-req courses.
Applications from students currently in the ABS program may experience a delay in receiving a decision on their application until exam scores can be provided during the spring semester of the ABS program.
The completion of the ABS program does not guarantee acceptance into the MS in Physiology program. Students who earn a C or lower in either Anatomy or Physiology will not be admitted to the MS program, regardless of earning a 3.0 GPA in the certificate program overall.
How to Apply
G² ABS students/graduates must apply and be accepted into the MS program.
International students (F1 visa) and those needing to maintain full-time student status should apply to the summer entry of the MS program that will immediately follow completion of their G² ABS Certificate.
G2 students must submit an application to the MS in Physiology program through the application portal of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Please carefully read the application instructions specific to our program before beginning your application.
When completing the online application, please choose “Physiology and Biophysics – Regular Program (M.S.) GeorgeSquared” as the program to which you’re applying.
G² MS Start Dates
[ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19]
Apply by May 1, 2020
Program starts June 8, 2020
Program ends August 7, 2020
Apply by May 15, 2020
Program starts August 24, 2020
Apply by November 1, 2020
Program starts January 11, 2021
One-hundred percent of the 20 plus credits earned in the G² ABS Certificate program, including elective, can be transferred to the MS in Physiology program. We are the only MS program that accepts 100% of the ABS credits.
As a result, you can earn your MS in Physiology in one semester (summer or spring) or in two semesters (fall and spring).
G² MS students still must complete 8 credits of required courses and 2 credits of electives. View example degree plans for G² Students.
Note: Students in the MS in Physiology program are not permitted to add extra elective courses beyond what they need to graduate. We do allow exceptions in the Fall semester for students to reach the minimum enrollment status to qualify for Federal financial aid, or if your preferred elective course is 3 credits but you only need 2 credits of electives to fulfill your requirements. Any questions on this can be directed to the program director.
PBIO 568 or PBIO 603: Pathophysiology
3 credits | Spring or Summer Semesters
Physiology Literature Research
2 credits | Fall, Spring, or Summer Semesters
3 credits | Spring or Summer Semesters
Review the list of pre-approved electives.
Determined by the current Biomedical Graduate cost per credit hour. To calculate tuition = (cost per credit hour) x (# of credits).
Fall and Spring semesters follow the main campus’ schedule of dates for add/drop, withdrawal, and full/partial tuition refunds. However, the summer semester follows the below schedule:
|Summer G² Schedule for Withdrawal/Refund||Date|
|First Day of G² Summer Classes||June 8, 2020|
|Withdraw deadline for 100% Refund||June 14, 2020|
|Withdraw deadline for 80% Refund||June 21, 2020|
|Withdraw deadline for 70% Refund||June 27, 2020|
|Withdraw Deadline for 50% Refund||July 5, 2020|
|Last Day for Withdraw with Partial Refund (40% Refund)||July 12, 2020|
|Last Day to Withdraw, 0% Refund||July 25, 2020|
|Last Day of G² Summer Classes||August 7, 2020|
How to Apply to the MS in Physiology
Find application requirements to apply to the Master’s in Physiology at Georgetown University.
How to Apply to the ABS Certificate
If you are interested in the GeorgeSquared Advanced Biomedical Sciences (ABS) program, please visit our partnership website.