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The Health Physics Master of Science Program requires an online application to be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal.

Application Requirements

The Admissions Committee for the Health Physics Master of Science is only reviewing applications where all admission materials are received, including three letters of recommendation, and transcripts from all previous universities attended, whether or not a degree was conferred.

Applicants to the Master’s program will be selected on a competitive basis by a faculty committee which evaluates the application, letters of recommendation, and full academic record. If there are extenuating circumstances regarding any weaknesses in the academic record, they should be explained is the essay part of the application. 

Active duty U.S. military and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. The program will make every effort to accommodate the needs of American military personnel.

Application Checklist

Application Deadlines

  • Application is due May 15th for Fall Admission
  • Application is due November 1st for Spring Admission

Please contact the program director if you wish to submit an application after the deadline. Late applications are reviewed on a space available basis.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.

Tuition & Fees

Merit-Based Scholarship

Merit-based tuition scholarships are available for students enrolled in our biomedical graduate programs.

Tuition Scholarship

Admissions FAQ

Go to the Admissions FAQ page for additional admission and application information.

Admissions FAQ

Additional Information

The Health Physics Program requires:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the natural sciences (i.e. Physics, Biology, Chemistry) or Engineering.
  • Physics courses (at least two undergraduate-level semesters, or the equivalent).

Unofficial transcripts are required from every institution you have earned credits and grades, including both degree and non-degree coursework. This allows the admissions committee to have a more complete picture of your academic preparation for graduate study.

Do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission.

An acceptable transcript upload is a copy of an official transcript produced by the institution. This includes:

  • Scanned copies of paper transcripts issued by the institution
  • Electronic transcripts issued by the institution (not a download from your institution’s web portal)

An unofficial transcript we do not accept includes the following:

  • We do not accept screenshots or photos
  • We do not accept downloads of the “student’s view” from your institution’s website

NOTE: Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling. 

For transcripts not in English: These documents must be accompanied by an English language version provided by the academic institution. If your institution does not provide English language copies, applicants are responsible for providing a certified or notarized translation along with a copy of the original transcripts. Applicants may upload an evaluation from a credential evaluation service. This must include course and grade information. If not included in the evaluation, the transcript from the institution must be included as well. Both the evaluation and original transcript should be submitted in the application as one document.

For additional questions, please visit Admissions FAQ.

TOEFL: Georgetown University Code is 5244. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80 (Internet-based test) and 550 (paper test).

IELTS: Select “Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.” The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.0.

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).

GRE and TOEFL Online – ETS has announced that the GRE and TOEFL exams can now be completed online for those impacted by the closure of testing centers. For more information and registration details visit the following ETS pages: TOEFL and GRE.

Duolingo English Test – Where TOEFL and IELTS tests are unavailable, MS-Health Physics will temporarily accept Duolingo English Test results as proof of English proficiency for the Fall 2020 admission term.

The Duolingo English Test with the supplement of an interview will be accepted as an alternative to TOEFL and IELTS for those applicants impacted by the COVID-19 closures.  A minimum score of 115 is required for admission, however, programs may require a higher minimum score. In addition, the Duolingo English Test is acceptable as long as it is supplemented by a face-to-face interview, a live writing sample, or both, as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies.