How to Apply

Submit your application to the Systems Medicine degree program.

Fall 2023 Applications

Priority Deadline: May 15, 2023

Apply to join the M.S. in Systems Medicine at Georgetown, or connect with us to learn more about the program. We host virtual information sessions and one-on-one meetings for prospective students.

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

The Admissions Committee for the Systems Medicine program will begin review of your application as soon all admission materials are received. The Systems Medicine program has a limited number of seats, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree, M.D. or MBBS*
    • Eligibility: Any science major, including computer science. Programming skill set not required
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher (cumulative). In rare circumstances, we may accept a lower GPA if justified based on personal circumstances
  • Transcript(s) from all previously attended universities
    • WES or another NACES credential evaluation service is highly recommended for international transcripts*
  • 2 letters of recommendation, or a committee/composite letter packet
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Supplemental information: Any additional information you believe would strengthen your application
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • GRE Score (not required)
    Georgetown Univ. Code for BGE: 5244
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)
    TOEFL: Georgetown Univ. Code for BGE: 5244
    IELTS: Georgetown Univ. Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Application Deadlines

  • Priority deadline is May 15 for Fall admission*
  • Final deadline is July 1 for Fall admission

*International applicants are encouraged to apply by the May 15 priority deadline to allow sufficient time to apply for a U.S. visa.

For international students, the visa application process can take weeks or months and varies based on your country of origin.  To help ensure that students receive their visas in time for registration, the program suggests that applications to the program should be completed by May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, students may defer their admissions and delay their arrival to the following fall term with no additional charge.

BGE scholarship applications are due 14 days after submission of the program application, regardless of admission status.

As of April 14, 2021, based on university guidelines presented by President John DeGioia, all incoming undergraduate and graduate students beginning Fall 2021 will be required to have the COVID vaccine prior to arrival.

*We highly encourage students with international credentials to have their transcripts evaluated by WES (new window) or another NACES (new window) credential evaluation service. For WES evaluation, please type in “Georgetown University” for the institution/company. For School/Division, select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as the 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.

Admissions FAQ

Go to the Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions FAQ page for information about applications.

Admissions FAQ

Program FAQ

Learn more about systems medicine and our programs at Georgetown.

Program FAQ

Tuition & Fees

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

Tuition & Fees

Merit-Based Scholarships

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


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

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.

You must upload electronic or scanned copies of your transcripts (as detailed below) into the application portal for review by the admissions committee; do not order official transcripts to be sent directly to us from your institution(s) until you receive an official 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).

Transcript formats we do not accept include the following:

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

Samples of Acceptable vs. Unacceptable Transcripts for Applications Submission:

Acceptable Transcript
Acceptable Transcript
Unacceptable Transcript
Unacceptable Transcript

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.

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

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).