Admissions | Certificate
Apply to the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Clinical Ethics program by submitting an online application through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences portal.
If you’d like to learn more about the program, we welcome you to contact us at CatholicClinicalEthics@georgetown.edu or (202) 687-1122.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.
Non-U.S. citizens: Due to the nature of the fully online certificate programs, non-U.S. citizens need to do all coursework from outside the United States, or be here in the U.S. under a non-student visa that allows incidental study. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to review our available scholarships and consider applying.
Submit your application materials through the online portal. Only transcripts and test scores should be submitted independently by your previous academic institution(s) and testing agency. Transcripts can be mailed before submitting your application.
Online program eligibility
Our fully online certificate program can admit domestic and international applicants.
The programs can admit applicants in U.S. states that are members of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Please visit the NC-SARA website for a list of current member states.
Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from residents of the following countries:
- North Korea
- Ukraine (Crimea and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR) within Ukraine)
Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from non-U.S. citizens who are residents of the following countries:
- Canada (Exception: Online format is available for residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec)
Non-U.S. citizens: Due to the nature of the fully online certificate program, non-U.S. citizens need to do all coursework from outside the United States, or be here in the U.S. under a non-student visa that allows incidental study. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Bachelor’s degree and undergraduate prerequisites
A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (across all undergraduate coursework and/or institutions attended).
List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution.
WES (new window) or NACES (new window) credential evaluation services are highly recommended for international transcripts.
Follow the transcript instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to ensure you upload proper documentation.
Three letters of recommendation
Recommendation letters may be from previous professors, research mentors, or employers in a position to appraise your potential for graduate study.
The writing sample can be a paper you have published or written for an academic class; the purpose is to demonstrate that you can do academic research and writing at the graduate level.
Academic Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose allows you to highlight areas of your background or interests that may not be clear in other areas of your application.
The application fee is nonrefundable but limited application fee waivers may be available. View information about the application fee (new window).
Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background, and Contributions
Applicants to any Georgetown program may choose to submit an Optional Statement that addresses diversity, personal background and contributions to community. A detailed prompt for the statement can be found in the application.
We encourage you to consider applying for the Hoyas for Science Scholarship (new window), offered through Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education. Please note that the scholarship has a similar prompt to the Optional Statement, and you can incorporate your Optional Statement text into your essay for this scholarship application.
Optional: GRE score
GRE scores are not required, but we encourage applicants to report these scores if they are available. View instructions for submitting official test results (new window).
If Applicable: TOEFL/IELTS score
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 & Sciences. Follow the TOEFL/IELTS instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to determine whether you need to send us test scores to prove your English language proficiency.
Tuition & Scholarships
Please visit our Certificate Course Schedule page for tuition and fees information.
Federal employees may be eligible for the Federal Academic Alliance Scholarship. The scholarship application is due 14 days after confirming your intent to enroll in our program.
Need-based financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans. It is recommended that you begin the process of applying for financial aid as soon as you are accepted. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining federal loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.
For more information and to obtain financial aid forms, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.