Global Infectious Disease Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Global Infectious Disease Application Requirements


Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions Application Procedures page.

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts (all prior institutions). Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit our How to Apply (new window) page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • Resume / C.V.
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (please see below)

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY:  TOEFL / IELTS

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). All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.

TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Georgetown University’s reporting code is 5244. TOEFL information: http://www.ets.org/toefl/

IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: http://www.ielts.org

Degree Requirements


Completion of the M.S. in Global Infectious Diseases degree requires 30 credits of coursework. Completion of a 2-credit capstone project in the final semester of the program serves as a comprehensive examination for the program. More details can be found in the Academics section.

Cost of Attendance

Through a combination of financing options — merit-based aid and fellowships, employer benefits, VA benefits, federal student loans, external scholarships, and outside resources — graduate students at Georgetown can afford to fully cover their cost to attend the university.

Admission Decisions


Applicants to the Global Infectious Diseases Program must be in the last semester of undergraduate study or hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students are admitted for full-time or part-time studies. The program Admissions Committee makes all admission recommendations on a case-by-case basis. The Dean of the Graduate School makes all final decisions.

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