How to Apply

Get more information on how to apply to the Systems Medicine degree program.

The System Medicine Master of Science program requires an online application to be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal. Application elements, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through the online application system. Only transcripts and test scores should be submitted independently by the applicant’s previous academic institution(s) and testing agency.

Application Requirements

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadlines listed below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space available basis. You can begin the application process at any time and save your progress until you are ready to submit your completed application.

Application Checklist

Application Deadlines

  • Application is due May 15th for Fall Admission
  • Application is due November 1st for Spring Admission

Please contact the program director if you wish to submit an application after the deadline. Late applications are reviewed on a space-available basis.

*We highly encourage students with international credentials to have their transcripts evaluated by WES. Please select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as recipient.

In addition to the requirements listed in the Application Requirements section, the MD/MS Dual Degree Program requires applicants to be in their second or third year of Georgetown University medical school and schedule an informational interview with the Dr. Sona Vasudevan, Program Director of System Medicine, before applying.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.

Tuition & Fees

Merit-Based Scholarship

Merit-based tuition scholarships are available for students enrolled in our biomedical graduate programs.

Tuition Scholarship

Admissions FAQ

Go to the Admissions FAQ page for additional admission and application information.

BGE Admissions FAQ

Program FAQ

Find answer to our most popular questions from prospective students.

Program FAQ

Ledley Scholarship Fund

The fund is established by National Biomedical Research Foundation and the Ledley family in memory of Dr. Robert S. Ledley, a visionary scientist, inventor of the first whole-body CT scanner, and a pioneer of computer medicine and medical informatics.

Additional Information

Unofficial transcripts are required from every institution you have earned credits and grades, including both degree and non-degree coursework. This allows the admissions committee to have a more complete picture of your academic preparation for graduate study.

Do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission.

An acceptable transcript upload is a copy of an official transcript produced by the institution. This includes:

  • Scanned copies of paper transcripts issued by the institution
  • Electronic transcripts issued by the institution (not a download from your institution’s web portal)

An unofficial transcript we do not accept includes the following:

  • We do not accept screenshots or photos
  • We do not accept downloads of the “student’s view” from your institution’s website

NOTE: Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling. 

For transcripts not in English: These documents must be accompanied by an English language version provided by the academic institution. If your institution does not provide English language copies, applicants are responsible for providing a certified or notarized translation along with a copy of the original transcripts. Applicants may upload an evaluation from a credential evaluation service. This must include course and grade information. If not included in the evaluation, the transcript from the institution must be included as well. Both the evaluation and original transcript should be submitted in the application as one document.

For additional questions, please visit BGE Admissions FAQ.

TOEFL: Georgetown University Code is 5244. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80 (Internet-based test) and 550 (paper test).

IELTS: Select “Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.” The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.0.

All applicants 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 (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English).

GRE and TOEFL Online – ETS has announced that the GRE and TOEFL exams can now be completed online for those impacted by the closure of testing centers. For more information and registration details visit the following ETS pages: TOEFL and GRE.

Duolingo English Test – Where TOEFL and IELTS tests are unavailable, MS-SYSM will temporarily accept Duolingo English Test results as proof of English proficiency for the Fall 2020 admission term.

The Duolingo English Test with the supplement of an interview will be accepted as an alternative to TOEFL and IELTS for those applicants impacted by the COVID-19 closures.  A minimum score of 115 is required for admission, however, programs may require a higher minimum score. In addition, the Duolingo English Test is acceptable as long as it is supplemented by a face-to-face interview, a live writing sample, or both, as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies.