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Dual Degree: BSHS in Clinical Operations and Health Care Management / MSHS in Health Care Quality- Admission Requirements

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.

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Note, 45 transferrable credits required to apply for BSHS and BSHS/MSHS dual degree programs

International Students

This program is not visa eligible. Permanent residents or those with a valid visa (e.g., work) may apply to perform their rotation in the US. International students may apply without a visa if they have an approved clinical site in their geographic region.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are also required to submit official test scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) Academics, or the academic International English Language Test System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration:

  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based. GW’s school code for the TOEFL is 5246.
  • PTE: overall score of 68
  • IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0

International applicants may be considered for admission without submitting the above scores if:

  • You are a citizen of a country where English is the official language
  • You hold a bachelor’s degree from a country where English is the official language and language of instruction
  • You hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency

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.