Admission: BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management / MSHS in Health Care Quality

Key Dates

  Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024
Application Deadline December 1, 2023 March 20, 2024 July 20, 2024

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the dual BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management / MSHS in Health Care Quality, you’ll need the following:

Application fee: A non-refundable application fee of $80 is required. The application fee is waived for active-duty U.S. military, current GW students, degree-holding GW alumni, current McNair Program Scholars, and graduates of minority-serving institutions (MSI).
One letter of recommendation from a previous instructor or employer

3.3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale for all previous college-level coursework

  • Conditional acceptance may be granted for those with lower GPAs.

Statement of purpose:

  • Approximately 250 – 300 words. Describe your interest in undertaking a study at the George Washington University. What are some of your academic objectives or career goals? Please highlight any of your related qualifications and achievements, including academic, community, professional, or extracurricular activities relevant to your program of interest.

Prerequisite Coursework:

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 credits of college-level coursework at a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.5.

Prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to admission include the General Education courses (and credits) listed below:

  • 6 credits in English composition
  • 3 credits in college mathematics (college algebra, statistics, or above)
  • 3 to 4 credits in natural or physical science with a lab
  • 6 credits in social sciences
  • 3 credits in humanities

Applicants who have completed a minimum of 24 credits of college-level coursework, and have been admitted to the Governor of Virginia’s Health Science Academy through the Alexandria County Public School system, may apply to the program, provided they have completed the following:

21 credits in General Education prerequisite courses.

Enrollment in at least one course at a regionally accredited institution of higher education during their first fall or spring semester after high school graduation.

Official transcripts from every college and university attended. All non-U.S. transcripts (including those in English) must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential agency. Please find the list of member organizations here:

If you have an associate degree from a participating D.C., Maryland, or Virginia community college, you may be eligible for guaranteed admission to this program. Review the list of participating institutions or complete this form to speak with an online admissions advisor for more details.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

International Students

International students should check with individual programs regarding eligibility for visa sponsorship. Generally, online and hybrid programs are not eligible for student visa sponsorship from GW. This would include transfer students from any other institution with an existing visa.

Official transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, U.S. degree equivalency, grade-point averages (GPA), and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here (

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are also required to submit official test scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) Academics or the academic International English Language Test System (IELTS). To be considered for admission, there are required scores that you will need to meet. Score requirements may differ by school and program so check the admissions requirements for your program.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Mail: George Washington University
ATTN: Transcript Processing Center
8300 Norman Center Dr
Suite 400
Bloomington, MN 55437 

Alternatively, official electronic transcripts can be sent to:


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Note: BSHS and BSHS/MSHS dual degrees require a minimum of 45 credits and may transfer in up to 60 credits to satisfy general education and advanced standing requirements. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits at GW.

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