Master of Science in Health Sciences / Clinical Microbiology
The George Washington University

Program Details

The George Washington University’s MSHS in Clinical Microbiology program curriculum provides eligibility for national certification examinations such as the ASCP Board of Certification Exam — a gold standard in global certification for medical laboratory professionals.  Upon completion of this degree, students can build their career in a variety of settings, including diagnostic microbiology laboratories, research institutions, public health laboratories, biotechnology firms, pharmaceutical companies or governmental agencies.


  • Prepare for the ASCP Board of Certification Exam: Get one step closer to becoming board-certified in clinical microbiology. Upon graduation, you will possess all of the skills and experience necessary to register for the exam. 
  • Practice-Based Faculty: Learn from seasoned professionals within the field of laboratory sciences, including those who have conducted research concerning mycobacterium tuberculosis, diabetes, and biothreat agent characterization.
  • Real-World Experience: Learn by doing in a hands-on clinical rotation that not only allows you to apply your knowledge, but also enables you to sit for the board of certification exam.
  • Employment Post-Graduation: Take your skills and conquer the job market. More than 95 percent of graduates secure a job in the field within six months of graduating.
  • No GRE Required: The School of Medicine and Health Sciences programs do not require a GRE for admissions.
  • Flexibility and Convenience: You lead a busy life. With flexible online courses, you can fit your degree into your schedule.


Graduates of this program gain the skills and experience necessary to pursue a variety of career options including: 

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School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants should have National certification as a Technologist, Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, or Medical Laboratory Sciences. Students with other certifications should contact the program office for eligibility criteria.