Prepare for Your Career in Medicine

The Georgetown University Special Master’s Program (SMP) is the foremost and longest-running program of its kind for future medical students.

Preparing professionals since 1975.

Attend Georgetown School of Medicine courses alongside first year medical students.

85% med school acceptance rate within two years of enrolling in the SMP. (Includes students who don’t apply during the SMP)

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Our one-year M.S. in Physiology & Biophysics program is tailored to college graduates who wish to strengthen their credentials for application to U.S. medical schools. Our faculty provide lifetime advising and are invested in providing training, resources, and personalized career strategies to help you reach your goals and beyond.

Dr. Susan Mulroney - Former SMP Director

Why Georgetown?

Former Georgetown SMP Director Susan Mulroney shares what makes the Georgetown Special Master’s Program special – from an experienced advising team, to an immersive medical curriculum, to the program’s longevity and track record of med school admissions.

The Georgetown Difference

New Scholarship for SMP Students

Our new Dean’s Excellence Merit Scholarship awards tuition funds to students who scored highly on the MCAT.

More Than a Degree

In addition to the Master of Science in Physiology & Biophysics, you’ll receive valuable academic and professional support as part of the Georgetown SMP. Our commitment to your success starts before your first semester, and continues after you graduate:


Get to know the Special Master’s Program and faculty before you enroll, to find out how you’ll fit in as a Georgetown Physio.


Perfect your med school applications with help from our experts, and enjoy the Georgetown community and student services.


After you’re off to med school (or another career), you can still count on our professional development team for personalized career advising.

Wheel 2 Win

Our Physio students tried out wheelchair basketball and helped raise nearly $12,000 for people with spinal cord injuries or disease in the D.C. area.

The Georgetown Difference

Decades of Experience

The SMP is the first and longest-running program of its kind and is highly respected by medical schools.

Medical-Level Instruction

Our cohorts take classes with (and are graded against) Georgetown School of Medicine students.

Proven Advising System

Our comprehensive support system assists students in the medical application process.

Preeminent Faculty

Courses are taught by outstanding, awarding-winning professors including Dr. Mulroney, author (with Dr. Myers) of Netter’s Essential Physiology.

Two Locations

Choose between Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown Downtown for the schedule and opportunities that fit your goals.

Record of Success

More than 85% of our graduates are admitted into med schools across the country, including Georgetown School of Medicine.

Connect with Us

Want to learn more about the Georgetown SMP? Attend one of our informational events to connect with our faculty and staff and get more information about admissions, curriculum and outcomes.

Prospective Student Events