Prospective Students

The GLID program is not requiring the GRE this year due to the pressure facing applicants during COVID-19

Admissions Requirements

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

MS students will apply directly to one of the two following concentrations with additional requirements, described below.

Modeling Concentration: Students applying to the modeling track will be required to have at least two semesters of math or advanced statistics, as well as some experience in computer programming.

Policy Concentration: Students in the policy track will 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 in the first semester of the program.

The Global Infectious Disease PhD Program has equivalent basic admissions requirements as MS Students. There will be a strong preference for applicants that hold an advanced degree or significant experience in the field. PhD candidates should be able to demonstrate a clear study path or intellectual journey towards their PhD area of interest and demonstrate a history of success, for instance through relevant employment positions or publications. Applicants should have a background in basic science: admission requirements include one semester each of undergraduate biology, chemistry, and calculus or statistics. Students should have significant course experience in math and advanced statistics, as well as experience in computer programming. Students also will need coursework in economics and political science. Before acceptance, all strong applicant candidates will be required to have an interview with two or three members of the Admissions Committee. This can be completed either on site or via video-teleconference.

Graduate Record Examinations

All MS in Global Infectious Disease applicants should submit general GRE scores. MCAT or LSAT scores can be substituted for GREs.

For PhD in Global Infectious Disease applicants, 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, 2020

PhD Application Deadline

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January 15, 2021

Priority MS Application Deadline: Application fee waived.

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April 1, 2021

Final MS Application Deadline

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How to Apply

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How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

Financing Your Education

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Financing Your Education

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