- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (GPA <3.0 is evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
- The desire to pursue a career in health professions (medicine, dentistry, biomedical research, etc.)
- Satisfactory completion (C or better) of all prerequisite courses for medical, dental, veterinary or other healthcare-related schools prior to acceptance:
- Biology: One year of college level general biology courses (two semesters or equivalent, including labs)
- Chemistry: One year of college level general chemistry courses (two semesters or equivalent, including labs)
- Organic Chemistry: One year of college level organic chemistry courses (two semesters or equivalent, including labs)
- Mathematics: One semester of college level math courses (calculus OR statistics)
- Physics: One year of college level physics courses (two semesters or equivalent, including labs)
- Completed PostbacCAS application along with the appropriate application fee
- Copies of official transcripts from each institution attended (even if the courses are listed on another transcript).
- Three letters of recommendation or professional school advising committee letter.
- Solid experience (volunteer or paid) in the clinical or research field of your choice.
- Submit Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume.
- Submit a statement of desire to pursue a career in medicine, biomedical research, or a related field (500-1000 words).
- No standardized test scores are required but can be submitted if available.
How Do I Apply?
The application for the 2023-2024 cohort is now open and the deadline to apply is July 15, 2023.
Beginning on December 15, 2021, we have transitioned our application to PostbacCAS: Apply Now.
- You will need to create an account and then you will be able to search for our program which is listed as GeorgeSquared Graduate Certificate in Advanced Biomedical Sciences.
- PostBacCAS Applicant Help Center can be found here.
In addition to the requirements above, international applicants must submit official transcripts and degree certificate and/or diploma in both the original language and English, and an international transcript evaluation (which Mason will perform for you at no cost if you prefer).
Proof of English proficiency is required in one of the following exams:
- TOEFL (computer – min. 230, paper – min. 570, internet – min. 88 with at least 20 in each section),
- IELTS (min 6.5) academic exam, or
- Pearson Test of English (min. 59) is required for all non-native English speakers regardless of current residence.
Students who may request an exemption from such a test include those who have completed a degree from a university or college in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
All applicants requiring F1 visas are eligible to apply. George Mason University does not guarantee that any applicant will receive an F1 visa. However, applicants must submit all required documents in a timely manner to enable the College of Science Graduate Admissions Processing Center the time necessary to process the forms to secure such a visa. Please remember, however, that there are a number of medical schools which do not consider non-US residents for admission to medical school.