Admissions | Master of Arts

Apply to the Master of Arts 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 attend one of our online information sessions. You may also contact us at or (202) 687-1122.


May 15Priority Deadline for Fall Admission
July 1Final Deadline for Fall Admission

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

The Master of Arts program requires a one-time, four-day onsite at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., during the student’s final summer semester. Once enrolled in the program, international students will work with the program and Georgetown University’s Office of Global Services to obtain their visa for onsite attendance.

We encourage you to review our available scholarships and consider applying.

Application Requirements

Applicants typically have previous training in theology, philosophy, nursing, medicine, or another appropriate foundational area. Students with other academic or clinical backgrounds will be considered if they demonstrate strong academic promise.

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.

The Online Master of Arts in Catholic Clinical Ethics at Georgetown University can admit domestic and international applicants.

The master’s program 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:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Ukraine (Crimea and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR) within Ukraine)
  • 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 residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec)
  • Germany
  • Kenya
  • Spain

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.

List your relevant professional and academic experiences.

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. 

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).

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.

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).

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 Master’s Course Schedule page for tuition and fees information.

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) offers scholarships to incoming master’s students based on merit and service. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded subject to funding availability, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible after submitting your program application.

Ignatian Hoya Scholarship

We encourage you to consider applying for the BGE Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship, offered to selected newly admitted students who represent the Ignatian ideals in their personal accomplishments. It provides the amount equal to 20% of tuition costs for one academic year.

Need-Based Aid

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

Career Readiness

Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.