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.

How to Apply

ABS students/graduates must apply and be accepted into the MS program.

The completion of the ABS program does not guarantee acceptance into the MS in Physiology program. Students who earn a C in either Anatomy or Physiology will not be admitted to the MS program, regardless of earning a 3.0 GPA in the certificate program.

One-hundred percent of the 20 plus credits earned in the ABS Certificate program, including electives, can be transferred to the MS in Physiology program. We are the only MS program that accepts 100% of the ABS credits.

International students applying from the  ABS Certificate Program should apply to the summer program immediately following completion of their certificate to maintain the full-time student status necessary for their F1 visa.

MS Start Dates

Summer 2020
Apply by May 1, 2020
Program starts June 8, 2020

Fall 2020
Apply by May 15, 2020
Program starts August 24, 2020

Spring 2021
Apply by November 1, 2020
Program starts January 11, 2021


G² students can transfer all of the credits from the ABS Certificate program. 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.

Required Courses

PBIO 568 or PBIO 603:  Pathophysiology
3 credits | Spring or Summer Semesters

PBIO 569: Neurophysiology
3 credits | Spring or Summer Semesters

PBIO 907: Physiology Literature Research
2 credits | Fall, Spring, or Summer Semesters


Review the list of pre-approved electives.

How to Apply to the MS in Physiology

Find application requirements to apply to the Master’s in Physiology at Georgetown University.

MS in Physiology

How to Apply to the ABS Certificate

If you are interested in the GeorgeSquared Advanced Biomedical Sciences (ABS) program, please visit our partnership website.

G2 ABS Certificate Program