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International (non-U.S.):      April 1, 2018
U.S. Residents:                      April 15, 2018   

We will review completed applications and make admissions decisions on an ongoing base. 



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.


The Program offers a limited amount of merit-based scholarships up to $4,000 per academic year. 

Program Admissions Requirements

Application Materials required:

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

The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination is required. 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. or B.A. degree in a STEM field, with a min. 3.0/4 GPA; and have successfully completed  (1) 1-year General Chemistry/lab; (2) 1 semester Organic Chemistry or 1 semester Biochemistry or 1 semester Molecular Biology with accompanied lab strongly recommended, and ( 3) 1 semester college-level basic Statistics course. Prospective students who have completed not the exact but clearly equivalent courses as listed above, or have had strong working experience in the areas defined by the courses, are still encouraged to apply by providing materials justifying such equivalence. The Environmental Metrology & Policy Program will evaluate the applicant’s qualifications case-by-case for admissions.

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.

GRE – Graduate Record Exam

Applicants are recommended to submit their results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (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:

English Proficiency:  TOEFL / IELTS

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:

Other 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 Program’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).

Student Financial Aid Information

Tuition and Fees

Georgetown University assesses graduate student tuition and charges fees based on the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled.  The cost per credit for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,995.  More information on Tuition and Fees can be found on the Billing and Payment Services website.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is based on the number of credit hours for which a graduate student enrolls in each semester.  A sample 2017-2018 average cost of attendance budget for a student who applies for and receives financial aid is provided here: the one-page Student Financial Aid Information for Academic Year 2017-18.

Financing Your Education

Students in the Environmental Metrology and Policy (EMAP) Program can finance their cost of attendance in this program through a variety of options, for example:

a limited amount of scholarships up to $4,000 per academic year available to the highest-achieving students in the EMAP Program.

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