The application process for the Master of Science Program in Biomedical Science (MSBS) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) includes the completion of a formal online application, the submission of test results, and proof that you have completed certain undergraduate science courses.

We started accepting applications in mid-August for the following year. Our Priority Application Deadline is January 15. Our Final Application Deadline June 1.

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college
  • College transcripts
  • Undergraduate science major or other major with extensive science coursework and research. All students must have at least a year of biology and general chemistry
  • GRE or MCAT for all students; TOEFFL or IELTS for international students
  • At least three (3) months translational, computational, or basic science research experience. Students with only clinical trials research or chart review studies are unlikely to gain admission
  • Personal statement and description of research experience
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • $80 application fee. Waivers are available to qualified students upon request

Once admitted, you will be directed to an online enrollment site. You will then be given two weeks from the time of admission to accept the offer and provide a non-refundable deposit of $500 in order to secure your seat.  Deposits will be applied to the first semester’s tuition.


For the 2017-2018 academic year, tuition is $1,100 per credit hour. Students will be sent an invoice for tuition (assuming they have registered for classes) one month before classes begin through the Student Information System (SIS) located here: An email notification that the invoice is ready for viewing and payment will be sent to the student via email. Tuition payment is due by the first day of classes.  A total of 45 credits are required to complete the MSBS program, which is expected to be completed in three semesters. With permission, students are allowed to extend their full time education to a fourth semester.

Financial Aid

The majority of students in the MS in Biomedical Sciences program finance their education through student loans secured through the ISMMS Financial Aid Office. Learn more about available financial aid opportunities.

Admissions FAQs

Yes, but it is unusual. You will need to have graduate level courses that qualify for transfer. You would also need to have enough research experience to allow you to hit the ground running on your thesis. One year is a very short period in which to complete all the research you need, so you’ll need to be efficient and productive. It is hard to make it in one year, but it has been done.

Yes. There are three first-year medical school courses open to you: medical physiology, medical microbiology, and immunology.

You can transfer up to 16 credits. You can see which graduate level courses qualify for transfer here.

MSBS students are not eligible to apply for subsidized housing through ISMMS.

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Priority Application Deadline: January 15
Final Application Deadline:
June 1