FAQs

Dates and Deadlines

For Fall 2020, the Priority application deadline is January 15, 2020. However, the final application deadline is March 1, 2020.International (non-U.S.) students are strongly encouraged to apply by February 15, 2020 or even earlier, because of the additional time required to arrange for immigration papers for admitted students. For international students who apply after February 15, 2020 we will try to evaluate applications in a timely way but cannot guarantee that we can complete reviews quickly enough to make admission offers by April 15.

The application deadline is the date that we require the application and payment to be received by. Though we will continue to accept documents and standardized test results after the application deadline has passed, please try to have these documents in no later than April 8th to provide the review committee enough time to review your complete application.


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Application Process

A $90.00 non-refundable fee is payable by credit card at the time of application submission.

Please note that the only documents that need to be mailed are official transcripts. Test scores must be sent directly from testing agencies and the remaining materials must be submitted online.

Mail your transcripts to:
Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Admissions Box 571004
3520 Prospect Street, NW, Room CB-207
Attn: Master of Science in Epidemiology
Washington, DC 20057-1004

The statement of purpose is your opportunity to share with the admissions committee information not already mentioned in the other components of your application file. It should explain your interests in studying Epidemiology at Georgetown University, as well as discuss your professional goals. The maximum length for the academic statement is 500 words.

Applicants are required to submit two recommendation letters. Ideally, applicants should include at least one academic reference and one professional reference. All recommendations will need to be submitted through the online application portal, which will: automatically email your recommender with instructions for online submission of their letter, allow applicants to track recommendations received and follow up with recommenders who still need to submit their letter and, expedite the processing of the recommendations to automatically include them with the online application once submitted.

In the event your reference can’t access the online recommendation portal, please contact the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences through email at gradmail@georgetown.edu or by calling 202-687-5568.

After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation from the Graduate School. Through the same portal (new window) you submitted your application, you can sign into your account to access an electronic checklist detailing what application items have or have not been received. Your checklist is posted the day after you submit your application and application items are logged as soon as they are processed. During the Graduate School’s high volume application season (December through March), please allow up to two weeks for your application items to be updated. Online recommendations are automatically updated to a status of “received” when submitted by the recommender.

You can also check the status of your application materials by contacting the Office of Graduate Admissions at 202-687-5568, or by sending an email to gradmail@georgetown.edu with your full name and the department to which you have applied.

Unfortunately, at this point in time the M.S. in Epidemiology program is only enrolling students in the fall. However, you are encouraged to continue to check back because our enrollment plans may change.

Yes. We offer part-time enrollment for accepted Epidemiology students.

All applicants will be notified on or before April 15, 2020.


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Standardized Testing

We require that all applicants submit GRE test results.

No, we are not able to accept copies or unofficial score reports. You need to request that ETS (Educational Testing Services) send your GRE scores to Georgetown University. You may contact ETS at 1-800-473-2255 in regard to GRE scores. Testing service websites are http://www.ets.org/gre (new window)

Our GRE code is 5244


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International Students

All answers are to the best of current knowledge. They are subject to change and do not constitute legal advice or commitments. Please contact Georgetown University’s Office of Global Services for more detailed answers

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences requires that all applicants demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Please note that citizenship alone does not determine English language proficiency. Applicants can demonstrate proficiency 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 language of instruction for the entire institution; submission of an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report with a minimum score of approximately 600 (paper-based test) or approximately 100 (internet test); or submission of an official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic Module score report with a minimum score of 7.0.

The TOEFL and IELTS must be received directly from the appropriate testing organization. Photocopied/faxed documents will not fulfill this requirement. All TOEFL and/or IELTS examinations must be taken no later than one month prior to the application deadline for the program.

Information on applying for a visa will be sent to you after you have been admitted to your desired program. You will receive an International Student Visa Status Questionnaire Form to complete and return to the Office of Global Services (OGS, formerly OIP). This form will explain the types of ocumentation required to show proof of funding for study at Georgetown. OGS will process your paperwork and will issue the appropriate I-20, or other government required form, needed to apply for your visa.

For questions regarding the visa process, please contact newinternational@georgetown.edu.


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