Prospective Students

Admissions Requirements

All applicants should have a background in basic science: admission requirements include one semester of undergraduate biology (not botany) and one semester of statistics. MS students will apply directly to one of the two following concentrations, which each have additional pre-requisites:

  • Modeling & Informatics: 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

We strongly encourage students to apply to the program at the point at which they have already taken, or are in the process of taking, the pre-requisites. Applicants must take the pre-requisites prior to matriculation and pass them with a B or better.

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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Are you a Georgetown undergraduate interested in an accelerated Bachelors / Masters degree program?

Learn more about the combined BA/MS or BS/MS accelerated degree in Global Infectious Disease for Georgetown University undergraduates.

Webinar / Information Session about the GLID Program for Prospective Students

presented by Dr. Ellen Carlin
Director, Global Infectious Disease (GLID) Program
Georgetown University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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