Ph.D. Program Admission Information

What you need and how to apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1ST

How to Apply

The Tumor Biology PhD Program requires an online application to be completed to the Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal. Application elements, including letters of recommendation, are required to be submitted through the online application system. Only transcripts and test scores should be submitted independently by the applicant's previous academic institution(s) and testing agency. Transcripts should be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions Office.

Mailing Address for Official Transcripts
Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions Office
Attn: Ph.D. Credentials - Tumor Biology
SE 108 Medical-Dental Building
3900 Reservoir Rd. NW Washington D.C. 20057-1411

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose - (Include your reasons for choosing tumor biology research as a career and your past research experience, if any)
  • Three recommendations
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional but strongly recommended
    Georgetown University Code for BGE: 5244
  • TOEFL / IELTS (if applicable)
    Georgetown University Code for BGE: B191

    The minimum TOEFL or IELTS score for admission is 80 (Internet-based test) and 550 (paper test) unless otherwise specified by the program. 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).

  • WES evaluation of international transcripts required

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the Georgetown University application, please email the BGE office at biomedgrad@georgetown.edu or visit the Biomedical Graduate Education website. For questions regarding the Tumor Biology program, contact the Tumor Biology Department Administrator at TumorBiology@georgetown.edu .

Visit the BGE's Tuition and Fees page and PhD Financial Support page for more information about tuition and financial assistance.