MS Biomedical Sciences Admissions

Thank you for considering the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. If you have aspirations to continue your education in biomedical science or a career in an industry-related field, our Program is dedicated to preparing you for the next steps in your training. Working aside distinguished researchers and educators and with access to the largest health care network in NYC, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai prepares you for continued success in science and research. Join our MS in Biomedical Sciences program and change the world.

How to Apply

Applicants to the Program will need to have:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college
  • 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
  • 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)

In addition, a completed application must include:

  • College transcripts
  • GRE or MCAT for all students 
  • TOEFFL or IELTS for international students
  • Personal statement and description of research experience
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • $80 application fee. Waivers are available to qualified students upon request.

Application Deadline & Decisions

We begin accepting applications in mid-August for enrollment the following year. Our priority application deadline is January 15th and final application deadline is June 1st for the upcoming semester.

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 our offer and provide a non-refundable deposit of $500 in order to secure your seat.  Deposits will be applied to your first semester’s tuition.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The MS in Biomedical Sciences program requires a total of 45 credits be completed for graduation. For the 2017-2018 academic year, tuition was $1,100 per credit; however, tuition costs may change annually.

Students will be sent an invoice for tuition (assuming they have registered for classes) one month before classes begin through the Student Information System. An email notification that the invoice is ready for viewing will be sent to you with the timing for payment in advance of the first day of classes.

Admissions FAQs

Applying to graduate school can be a daunting task. We want to make the process a smooth one for you and answer some questions you may have in advance of your application submission.

Can I finish the MSBS Program in one year?

Yes, but it is not common. In order to finish the Program in one year, 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 begin your thesis immediately. One year is a very short period in which to complete all the research, so you’ll need to be efficient and productive. Although it would be challenging to complete the program in one year, it has been done.

How many credits can I transfer?

You can transfer up to 16 credits. You can see which graduate level courses qualify for transfer at the Registrar’s Office.

Can I take med school courses?

Yes. There are three first-year medical school courses open to you: Medical Physiology, Medical Microbiology, and Immunology. Learn more about our first year medical courses  

Is student housing available?

Subsidized housing is not available for Master students but we encourage you to explore housing options by emailing