Prospective Students

Admissions Requirements

Applicants should have a background in basic science: admission requirements include one semester of undergraduate biology (not botany) and one semester of calculus or statistics.

MS students will apply directly to one of the two following concentrations which each have additional pre-requisites:

  • Data Modeling: Students applying to the modeling concentration are required to have at least two semesters of math or advanced statistics, as well as some experience in computer programming.
  • Science Policy: Students applying to the policy concentration need introductory economics and political science. 

Strong applicants missing a pre-requisite may be admitted with the requirement to take the pre-requisite course at Georgetown or another college or university prior to their matriculation or during the first semester of the program.

Graduate Record Examinations

GRE test scores are not required and will not be evaluated; applicants who would like GRE scores evaluated as part of their application should contact the program before submitting scores to explain why they feel they are more reflective than other application materials.

Application Deadline

December 1, 2021

PhD Application Deadline

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January 15, 2022

Priority MS Application Deadline: Application fee waived.

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April 1, 2022

Final MS Application Deadline

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