How to Apply | Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Catholic Clinical Ethics requires an online application to be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & 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 or (202) 687-1122. Online information sessions are also available.

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.

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.

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

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree*
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
  • Transcript(s)
    • WES or another NACES credential evaluation service is highly recommended for international transcripts*
  • 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)
    TOEFL: Georgetown Univ. Code for BGE: 5244
    IELTS: Georgetown Univ. Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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

Application Deadlines

  • Application is due July 1st for Fall Admission

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

*We highly encourage students with international credentials to have their transcripts evaluated by WES (new window) or another NACES (new window) credential evaluation service. For WES evaluation, please type in “Georgetown University” for the institution/company. For School/Division, select “Biomedical Graduate Education” as the recipient.

Tuition & Fees

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

Tuition & Fees

Merit-Based Scholarships

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

Tuition Scholarships

Admissions FAQ

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

Admissions FAQ

Additional Information

List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution.

This program requires WES (new window) or NACES (new window) credential evaluation services for international transcripts.

Follow the transcript instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to ensure you upload proper documentation.

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.