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Key Admissions Dates

  • Fall 2024 Application Deadline: August 1, 2024
  • Program Start Date: August 26, 2024


Admissions Requirements

To apply for the Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) Leadership in Clinical Practice and Education program, you’ll need the following:

Completed GW Application

A non-refundable GW Application fee of $80 is required.

  • The application fee is waived for the following:
    • Active-duty U.S. military
    • Current GW students
    • Degree-holding GW alumni
    • Current McNair Program Scholars
    • Graduates of minority-serving institutions (MSI)
 Personal Statement

Please include a 250–500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities relevant to your program of interest.

Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.

Minimum 3.0 GPA

On a scale of 4.0

Completed Graduate Degree in Biomedical Science or Health Science Discipline:

All admitted students are required to have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program.

  • Applicants must have an entry-level professional or clinical degree:
    • (MD, PA, DPT, OTD, MSN, DNP) in biomedical science or a health science discipline.
  • The admissions committee will give preference to students with competitive academic credentials and substantial prior clinical or academic experience related to the track the applicant wishes to pursue.
  • Previous coursework in epidemiology or statistics is also recommended and will be considered in the selection process.
Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from every college and university attended.

  • All non-U.S. transcripts (including those in English) must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential agency. Please find the list of member organizations here:
Two Letters of Recommendation

Evaluators who can attest to your work ethic and/or academic performance are recommended. Recommendations from family members and friends are not acceptable.


Applicants must provide evidence of at least one year of clinical or health-related practice or health administration/leadership.

International Students

This program is not visa eligible. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are also required to submit official test scores to measure their English language ability.

Official Test Scores

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) Academics, or the academic International English Language Test System (IELTS) scores are accepted.

The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration:

  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based. GW’s school code for the TOEFL is 5246.
  • PTE: overall score of 68
  • IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0

International applicants may be considered for admission without submitting the above scores if:

You are a citizen of a country where English is the official language You hold a bachelor’s degree from a country where English is the official language and language of instruction You hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.


Stephanie Katz quote


Through this program, I've been able to collaborate with people that I would otherwise not interact with, develop deeper connections with colleagues, and engage with leadership. I'm able to put the material I am learning to practice, advancing my skills and my career, as it is directly applicable to my current role."

- Stephanie Katz, OTR/L, CHT




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