Welcome G² ABS Certificate Students and Graduates!

Note: If you are a prospective applicant to the G² ABS Certificate program, you will need to apply through our partner, George Mason University. The information below is for students already matriculated in or graduated from the G² ABS Certificate program.


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 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.

MS Start Dates

Summer 2021
[Classes Online Only]
Apply by May 1, 2021
Program dates TBD early June to early August

Fall 2021
Apply by May 15, 2021
Program starts August 23, 2021

Spring 2022
Apply by November 1, 2021
Program starts January 10, 2022


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 must complete 8 credits of required courses and 2 credits of electives (if elective not taken in the ABS program). 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.

Required Courses

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

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

PBIO 569:
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:

This schedule applies only to the following G² MS in Physiology summer courses: PBIO 569, PBIO 603, PBIO 907, and PBIO 529.
Summer 2020 G² Schedule for Withdrawal/RefundDate
First Day of G² Summer ClassesJune 8, 2020
Withdraw deadline for 100% RefundJune 14, 2020
Withdraw deadline for 80% RefundJune 21, 2020
Withdraw deadline for 70% RefundJune 27, 2020
Withdraw Deadline for 50% RefundJuly 5, 2020
Last Day for Withdraw with Partial Refund (40% Refund)July 12, 2020
Last Day to Withdraw, 0% RefundJuly 25, 2020
Last Day of G² Summer ClassesAugust 7, 2020

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