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Molecular Biotechnology

College of Professional Studies

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

Our Master of Professional Studies in Molecular Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary science degree and one of only a handful of biotechnology graduate programs of its kind. An advisory board composed of Washington, D.C.-area biotech leaders from industry, government and education works with GW faculty to develop and maintain the curriculum and other program elements.

Thanks to its location in Washington, D.C.—the heart of one of the nation's most dynamic science and technology regions—GW is well positioned to prepare its students for rewarding careers in small ventures, major corporations, state and federal agencies and research institutions. Challenging coursework joins practical experience through internships with local industry, government and nonprofit entities. Graduates receive a solid foundation for success in the field of biotechnology and an awareness of its ethical, policy and management issues.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – April 1

Standardized test scores:

GRE general test (institutional code 5246)

May be waived for applicants holding a J.D., M.D., or Ph.D. degree.

Recommendations required: 

Two (2) recommendations (preferably one from a current supervisor)

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250-500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in this field and describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also, discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.

Additional requirements:

A resumé.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
College of Professional Studies – Office of Admission
The George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
CPS Office of Admissions
applycps@gwu.edu ~ 703.299.6782 (phone) ~ 703.299.4144 (fax)
9 am – 5:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday