How to Apply
The Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety, & Leadership (EMCQSL) and its Certificate Programs require an online application to be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal. Application elements, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through the online application system.
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. You can begin the application process at any time and save your progress until you are ready to submit your completed application.
The Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety, & Leadership (EMCQSL) and certificate programs at Georgetown University are authorized to admit online students in many states in pursuant to its membership in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Please visit the NC-SARA website for a list of current SARA member states.
Only the Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety, and Leadership program can accept international applicants:
Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from residents of the following countries:
- North Korea
- Ukraine (Crimea, and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR) within Ukraine.)
Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from non-U.S. citizens who are residents of the following countries:
- Canada (Exception: Online format is available for Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec)
- Online Application
- 4-year Bachelor’s degree*
- Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Academic Statement of Purpose
- Non-refundable Application Fee
- GRE Score (not required)
Georgetown Univ. Code: 5244
- TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)
TOEFL: Georgetown Univ. Code for BGE: 5244
IELTS: Georgetown Univ. Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
- Application is due July 1st 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
*We highly encourage students with international credentials to have their transcripts evaluated by WES. Please select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as recipient.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.
Merit-based tuition scholarships are available for students enrolled in our biomedical graduate programs.
Go to the Admissions FAQ page for additional admission and application information.
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Interested in EMCQSL? Connect with the program coordinator to learn more about the program!
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.
You must upload electronic or scanned copies of your transcripts (as detailed below) into the application portal for review by the admissions committee; do not order official transcripts to be sent directly to us from your institution(s) until you receive an official 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).
Transcript formats we do not accept include the following:
- We do not accept screenshots or photos.
- We do not accept downloads of the “student’s view” from your institution’s website.
Samples of Acceptable vs. Unacceptable Transcripts for Applications Submission:
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.
NOTE: Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling.
For additional questions, please visit Admissions FAQ.
Statement of Purpose
Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this specific master’s degree and why you are a strong candidate for the program. Your response should be one to two pages, typed, and double-spaced. Please address the following questions in your response:
- What are the specific academic and professional qualities you possess that could help you excel within this program?
- What goals do you hope to achieve if you are accepted into this program?
Tips for Statements of Purpose: https://scs.georgetown.edu/news-and-events/article/5540/tips-writing-good-statement-of-purpose
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).
This online program/course will use the following platforms: [Canvas, YouTube, Google Drive, etc]. Students should confirm that they have a reliable internet connection and the ability to access each of these platforms before applying/registering. While every effort is made to ensure course content and materials can be accessed by all students, it is not guaranteed. A variety of circumstances may affect the ability to access course content and materials, including internet access issues, firewalls, and hardware limitations. Students who are unable to access course content and materials will not be able to complete the program/course, and will receive a refund consistent with Georgetown’s refund policy.