How to Apply

Acceptance into the CAM Program is competitive and consistent with other rigorous graduate degree programs in the sciences. In addition to possessing a solid undergraduate academic record, successful applicants typically have strong academic backgrounds in the basic science disciplines.   

Application Deadlines for Fall 2020

Deadline for U.S. Citizens and permanent residents is May 15th.

Hard Deadline for Non-American Citizens or International Students is May 15th.
The hard deadline is due to visa and paperwork processing.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applicants have two weeks after the submission of your application on Admissions Portal to apply for the Hoyas for Science Scholarship, the Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Service Scholarship, or the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.

Application Requirements

Click on the following link to begin your application online: Apply Now.

This form will include:

  • Application Form: 

    Please select:
    Department Physiology and Biophysics
    Program: Physiology and Biophysics-Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Program M.S.

  • Non-refundable Application Fee (currently $90)

  • Academic Statement of Purpose: The 500-word academic statement of purpose should describe your academic and professional goals and their fit with the biomedical graduate program.

  • Resume OR CV (including publications, if applicable). 

  • A Supplemental Application Form is NOT required. However, you are welcome to include any other materials you feel will strengthen your application. 

  • Please include your AMCAS/AACOMAS Application/s, if applicable.

  • Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attendedPlease do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission. For additional details review Admissions FAQ

    An acceptable unofficial transcript 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)

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (at least two from science professors) or 2 Letters if one is from a Committee. These can also be emailed to the Admissions office at or mailed to the address at the bottom of the page.

  • Exam scores are NOT required for admission. However, if you have taken an exam already (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc) we encourage you to submit your score as supplemental material. These can also be emailed to the Admissions office at or mailed to the address at the bottom of the page.

  • International Students only: All applicants who received an undergraduate degree or higher from a school where English was NOT the primary language of instruction must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 550 (paper-based test) and 80 (Internet-based test). The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.0 (paper-based test only). Georgetown University TOEFL Code is 5244. If the College or University where you received your degree language of instruction IS English, you should request a letter from that College/University's Registrar or it should be stated on your official transcript. For more information, see Proof of English Language Proficiency Guidelines.  F-1 or J-1 Visa Information 

3. Please, send an email to Ms. Lucy Cherner confirming that your application has been submitted:

Other Information

Hard copy documents should be submitted in a single packet, to the extent possible, to avoid processing delays. Please, send all hard-copy supplemental documents to the following address:

BGE Georgetown U
Attn: CAM MS
Box 571411-M
SE108 Med-Dent BLDG
3900 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057-1411

IMPORTANT: *DO NOT* send hard copy supporting documents to any other address.