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Apply to the Master of Science in Bioinformatics program by submitting an online application through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences portal.
Bioinformatics students complete a semester-long internship in leading bioinformatics research laboratories, then present their work to all members of the Bioinformatics program. Our program does not offer a thesis option.
To learn more about the program, please contact us.
Priority Deadline for Fall Admission
Final Deadline for Fall Admission
Final Deadline for Spring Admission
Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis. International applicants for the Fall semester are encouraged to apply by the May 15 priority deadline to allow sufficient time to apply for a U.S. visa.
We encourage you to review our available scholarships and consider applying.
Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadlines listed below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.
A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (across all undergraduate coursework and/or institutions attended).
List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution.
WES (new window) or NACES (new window) credential evaluation services are highly recommended for international transcripts.
Follow the transcript instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to ensure you upload proper documentation.
Two letters of recommendation
Recommendation letters may be from previous professors, research mentors, or employers in a position to appraise your potential for graduate study.
Academic Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose allows you to highlight areas of your background or interests that may not be clear in other areas of your application.
The application fee is nonrefundable but limited application fee waivers may be available. View information about the application fee (new window).
Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background, and Contributions
Applicants to any Georgetown program may choose to submit an Optional Statement that addresses diversity, personal background and contributions to community. A detailed prompt for the statement can be found in the application.
We encourage you to consider applying for the Hoyas for Science Scholarship (new window), offered through Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education. Please note that the scholarship has a similar prompt to the Optional Statement, and you can incorporate your Optional Statement text into your essay for this scholarship application.
If Applicable: TOEFL/IELTS score
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 & Sciences. Follow the TOEFL/IELTS instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to determine whether you need to send us test scores to prove your English language proficiency.
GRE scores are not required and are not used in the admission process.
Please note that the visa application process can take weeks or months and varies based on your country of origin. To help ensure that students receive their visas in time for registration, the program suggests that applications to the program should be completed by the May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, admitted students may defer their admission one time to a future open term. There is no additional admissions application fee charge for the one-time deferral.
For more information for international applicants, please see our Biomedical Graduate Education International Students page.
Tuition & Scholarships
The Bioinformatics master’s program charges a full-time, per-semester flat rate for students taking 12 credits or more in a semester, and a part-time, per-credit rate for students taking fewer than 12 credits. Students can choose to complete the program in two or three semesters. If one of the three semesters is a summer semester, the total tuition will be two times the full-time rate.
The program offers a limited number of partial tuition scholarships. The decision on scholarships will be made when an application is fully completed. Students with scholarship offers from other institutions should contact the Program Director.
In addition to our Bioinformatics program scholarships, Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) scholarships are available to incoming master’s students based on merit and service. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded subject to funding availability, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible after submitting your program application. BGE also offers merit-based scholarships to a limited number of Master of Science students based on programs’ recommendations.
Need-based financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans. It is recommended that you begin the process of applying for financial aid as soon as you are accepted. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining federal loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.
For more information and to obtain financial aid forms, please contact email@example.com.
Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.