International (non-U.S.):     July 1, 2017    Applications from non-U.S. citizens must be received by this date.
U.S. Residents:                    August 15, 2017    We will review all applications received by this date. 


ApPlication Requirements

Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions Application Procedures page and the Admissions Requirements Checklist.  You can also start your Online Application after reading those sections.


Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts (all prior institutions)
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • GRE Score
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (please see below)
  • C.V. or resume

The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination is required but can be waived on request for the fall 2017 class. All applicants must submit a one- to two-page Academic Statement of Purpose addressing in detail their intellectual interests and proposed topic(s) of graduate study. 

In addition, all applicants should have a B.S. ot B.A. degree in a STEM field, with a min. 3.0/4 GPA; and have successfully completed  1-year General Chemistry/lab; 1 semester Organic Chemistry/lab;  1 semester Biochemistry/lab; and 1 semester Quantitative Analysis/lab. For those who miss only 1 semester Quantitative Analysis/lab but are otherwise strong applicants, please contact the Environmental Metrology & Policy Program directly for the possibility of arranging a bridge course for it.

Other admission requirements include three letters of recommendation, an academic statement of purpose, standardized tests (see below) and an application fee.  Applicants for admission to the the Environmental Metrology and Policy Program must upload a resume/CV as part of their online application.

Official hard copy transcripts should be mailed to the following address:

  • Office of Graduate Admissions
    Attn: Credentials - (Envir Metrology & Policy)
    Box 571004
    3520 Prospect Street, NW, CB-207
    Washington, DC 20057-1004

Applicants for admission to the Environmental Metrology and Policy Program must provide official transcripts of ALL work beyond secondary school—undergraduate coursework, graduate coursework, study abroad courses, community college courses, and non-degree courses. This requirement also includes any transfer credits that may have been completed at another institution other than the degree awarding institution.

A transcript is considered official when:

  • submitted to Georgetown Graduate School in an envelope which is issued by the institution and sealed by your university's Registrar's office (or equivalent office);   or
  • submitted to Georgetown Graduate School from the institution via a secure electronic delivery, such as Scrip-Safe;   or
  • requested from the appropriate institution's Registrar, returned to you, and included unopened in your self-assembled application packet for mailing.



Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required for all applicants (but this requirement could be waived upon request on the case-by-case basis for the fall 2017 applications). There is no minimum required score on the GRE. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without GRE scores.  Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at:


All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English). 

All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test as noted below. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications from students requiring the TOEFL/IELTS will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.

TOEFL: A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  TOEFL information:  

IELTS: A minimum score of 7.5 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information:


Graduate students in the Environmental Metrology & Policy program will have plenty of opportunities to learn the crafts from world leading practitioners in EMAP from NIST, EPA or other government agencies as they progress along the curriculum.

With approval from the Programs's Director of Graduate Studies, students may take up to six hours of course work in another department or at other institutions in the consortium of universities of the Greater Washington Area.

Overall, we strive to enroll a diverse student body and encourage applications from individuals with a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds.

Please read our admissions policies, information on our science prerequisites, information for both domestic and international applicants and information on our costs and financial aid.

We encourage prospective students to attend an admissions event or schedule an onsite visit – faculty and staff are also available for visits via Skype or a simple phone call if that better fits your schedule. Click here for more information about contacting our office to schedule a visit or information session.

Download our Master in Enviromental Metrology & Policy Program brochure (PDF).


    Download the one-page students financial aid information for academic year 17-18.