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Dual Degree: BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences/MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences: Admission Requirements

Key Dates

Application Deadline

March 26, 2021

Start Date

April 26, 2021

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

Completed Application
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
An associate degree: Most applicants have an associate’s degree in addition to the required MLT professional certification.
Resume/CV: Applicants must attach a current resume or CV. Active-duty military do not need to submit a resume but should attach current orders.
Two letters of recommendation

Completed coursework: Completion of prerequisite coursework (listed below). All required courses must be completed with a C grade (C- grades and lower do not transfer) or better at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • College Algebra, Statistics, or higher (3 credits)
  • Biology (lecture and “hands-on” lab) (8 credits)
  • Microbiology (lecture and “hands-on” lab) (4 credits)
  • Chemistry (lecture and “hands-on” lab) (8 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry (3 credits)
Personal statement: A 250–500 word essay describing the reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University, academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, relevant to the program of interest. Should include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
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).
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
Students who live outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area are required to secure a satisfactory clinical site at the time of admission.
Review the Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening Policies in the Health Sciences Programs Bulletin.

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International Students

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: 250 computer-based or 100 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.