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BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Regulatory Affairs: Admission Requirements

Key Dates

FallSpring
Application Deadline7/29/2022December 2022
Start Date8/29/2022January 2023

*Applicants must apply in the summer to start this program in the fall semester.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the Dual Degree BSHS in Clinical Research Administration / MSHS in Regulatory Affairs, you’ll need:

Completed application
3.3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Resume/CV
Personal statement: Please include a 250–500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University (GW) and your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities relevant to your program of interest. Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
Two letters of recommendation from a previous instructor or employer
Prospective students must have earned a minimum of 45 transferable college-level coursework credits or an associate’s degree. Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (e.g., military coursework, credit-by-exam, EMT or RN License, and non-college-based health programs).

Completed college-level coursework required for admission:
3 credits of English composition, 3 credits of quantitative reasoning (college-level math course such as college algebra or statistics), 4 credits of physical or natural science (including lab), 6 credits of social science, and 3 credits of humanities.

Starting Fall 2022:
Applicants for Fall 2022 and thereafter must have met the above requirements plus at least 6 credits of English composition (instead of 3 credits).
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: https://www.naces.org/members.

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.
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).

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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.