Immunohematology, also called blood banking, is a field within the Medical Laboratory Science profession that focuses on studying human immunologic reactions as they relate to disease processes and clinical manifestations of blood disorders. The clinical laboratory has traditionally used conventional methods to perform tests and assays for the purpose of aiding in human disease diagnosis. Over the years, there have been significant advances in biotechnologies. Although conventional lab methods are still utilized in the clinical laboratory, more labs are starting to integrate molecular-based tests and to replace some of the more traditional technologies with cutting edge methods. The program has been designed to provide certified blood bankers with a strong foundation in Immunohematology as well as molecular biology and biotechnology.
Fall - July 15
Spring - November 1
Summer - April 15
The application and all supporting documentation (fees, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts) must be received by the deadline in order for the application to be reviewed.
Standardized Test Scores:
Two (2) recommendations
Prior Academic Records:
Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes.
If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided in addition to the original transcripts; translations alone will not be accepted.
Official transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, U.S. degree equivalency, grade-point averages (GPA), and date of degree conferral.
Statement of Purpose:
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.
Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.
PLEASE NOTE that the Health Sciences programs require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:
-Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
-TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
-Academic PTE: 68
Middle States Accredited
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.
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