How to Apply

Begin your journey today. Be the voice for clinical treatment in light of human dignity and the moral teachings of the Catholic Church tomorrow.

The Catholic Clinical Ethics (CACE) Master of Arts and Certificate Programs require an online application to be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal. Application elements, including letters of recommendation, must 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 can be mailed before submitting your application.

Questions regarding the application and admissions process can be directed to CatholicClinicalEthics@georgetown.edu or (202) 687-1122.

Application Requirements

Normally, an applicant’s previous training will have been in theology, philosophy, nursing, medicine, or other appropriate foundational area. Students with other academic or clinical backgrounds, however, will be considered if they demonstrate strong academic promise.

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadlines listed below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space available basis. You can begin the application process at any time and save your progress until you are ready to submit your completed application.

The Catholic Clinical Ethics master’s and certificate programs at Georgetown University are authorized to admit online students in many states is pursuant to its membership in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Please visit the NC-SARA website for a list of current SARA member states.

The Master of Arts in Catholic Clinical Ethics program can accept international applicants:

Georgetown Univeristy does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from residents of the following countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Ukraine (Crimea Region)
  • China
  • Taiwan

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 Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec)
  • Germany
  • Kenya
  • Spain

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree*
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • GRE Score (not required)
    Georgetown Univ. Code: 5244
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)
    Georgetown Univ. Code: 5244

Application Deadlines

  • Application is due May 15th for Fall Admission
  • Application is due November 1st for Spring Admission

Please contact the program director if you wish to submit an application after the deadline. Late applications are reviewed on a space available basis.

*We highly encourage students with international credentials to have their transcripts evaluated at WES. Please select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as recipient.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees information can be found on the Biomedical Graduate Education website.

Tuition & Fees

Merit-Based Scholarship

Merit-based tuition scholarships are available for students enrolled in our biomedical graduate programs.

Tuition Scholarship

Admissions FAQ

Go to the Admissions FAQ page for additional admission and application information.

Admissions FAQ

Additional Information

Unofficial transcripts are required from every institution you have earned credits and grades, including both degree and non-degree coursework. This allows the admissions committee to have a more complete picture of your academic preparation for graduate study.

Do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission.

An acceptable transcript upload is a copy of an official transcript produced by the institution. This includes:

  • Scanned copies of paper transcripts issued by the institution
  • Electronic transcripts issued by the institution (not a download from your institution’s web portal)

An unofficial transcript we do not accept includes the following:

  • We do not accept screenshots or photos
  • We do not accept downloads of the “student’s view” from your institution’s website

NOTE: Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts for verification prior to enrolling. 

For transcripts not in English: These documents must be accompanied by an English language version provided by the academic institution. If your institution does not provide English language copies, applicants are responsible for providing a certified or notarized translation along with a copy of the original transcripts. Applicants may upload an evaluation from a credential evaluation service. This must include course and grade information. If not included in the evaluation, the transcript from the institution must be included as well. Both the evaluation and original transcript should be submitted in the application as one document.

For additional questions, please visit Admissions FAQ.

Georgetown University Code is 5244. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80 (Internet-based test) and 550 (paper test). 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).