Special Master's Program in Physiology

Georgetown University

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11 months
2117 USD/credit
2117 USD/credit
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The Special Master's Program in Physiology from Georgetown University, is tailored to college graduates who wish to strengthen their academic record to medical school.


SMP students take medical level classes with the 1st year medical students at Georgetown SOM. The SMP provides a powerful message to medical school admission committees – the knowledge that our students can thrive academically at an advanced level.  

A competitive applicant to the SMP will have an uptrend in undergraduate GPA, solid MCAT, good record of clinical and community service experiences and quality letters of recommendation.

What is the Special Master’s Program in Physiology at Georgetown University?

  • SMP is the first and longest-running program of its kind and is highly respected by medical schools because of its rigorous medical curriculum.
  • SMP students take classes alongside the medical students in the Georgetown School of Medicine and are graded directly against them.
  • A comprehensive support system to assist students in their medical applications and in the program.
  • Courses are taught by outstanding, awarding-winning professors, including the authors of Netter’s Essential Physiology by Dr. Mulroney and Dr. Myers.
  • SMP has added another campus location in Georgetown Downtown. Students will experience the same rigorous coursework and have clinical and volunteer opportunities
  • Graduates are admitted into schools across the country, including Georgetown School of Medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Molecular & Cellular Physiology
  • Medical Molecular Biology & Metabolism
  • Medical Embryology & Introduction to Anatomical Sciences
  • Medical Introduction to Pathology & Pharmacology
  • Principles of Gross Anatomy
  • Human Nutrition & Health
  • Principles of Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines




31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree & Prerequisite Courses
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Average cumulative GPA is 3.3
  • MCAT/GRE Score
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation or a Committee/Composite Letter Packet
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Supplemental Information
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2117 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2117 USD per credit and a duration of 11 months.
  • National

    2117 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2117 USD per credit and a duration of 11 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Special Master's Program in Physiology
Georgetown University


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