The Biomedical Science Policy typically admits 10-15 students a year. Admission to the program is competitive and students must possess a bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered. The program offers both full- and part-time options and admits students in both the Fall and Spring.
Non-refundable Application Fee
Resume/CV (including publications, if applicable)
(Note: WES transcript evaluations are required of students with international degrees.)
Three Official Recommendations (3)
Official Score Report for the TOEFL/IELTS Required for Non-Native English Speakers
International applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in a third-party, unscripted interview with a company such as InitialView. While an interview is not required, it can help strengthen a prospective student’s application. Interviews do not replace the TOEFL or IELTS; TOEFL or IELTS score submission is required if English was not the primary language of instruction at your institution. Fluency in English is imperative for success in the MS in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy program.
Statement of Purpose: 500-word (max) academic statement of purpose should describe your academic and professional goals and their fit with the biomedical graduate program
General Qualifications and Prerequisites:
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required, though 3.5 or higher is preferred.
For Non-Native English Speakers: Minimum TOEFL score of 80 or minimum IELTS score of 7 is required
- International applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in a third-party, unscripted interview with a company such as InitialView. While an interview is not required, it can help strengthen a prospective student’s application. Interviews do not replace the TOEFL or IELTS; TOEFL or IELTS score submission is required if English was not the primary language of instruction at your institution. Fluency in English is imperative for success in the MS in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy program.
Foreign Applicant Entrance Examination Requirements
All applicants who are not native English speakers are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction. If we receive an official letter written and mailed from your university, explaining that English is the primary language of instruction, then the TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived. Please look below to find the address to send the official letter to. All other non-native speakers must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.
Official Test Results: To request an official score report, see the contact information for the major standardized testing organizations below:
The Educational Testing Service (ETS Code: 5244)
P.O. Box 6155
Princeton, NJ 08541-6155
- IELTS International
100 East Corson St., Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91103
Internet: http://www.ielts.org/ Email: email@example.com
Send all application materials, transcripts, and other credentials to:
Office of Biomedical Graduate Education
3900 Reservoir Road, NW
Med-Dent SE 108
Washington, DC 20057-1411
For admissions inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on scholarship opportunities, tuition fees, and more, please refer to our Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions & Financial Aid Page.