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Master of Science in Biomedical Science Admissions

If you have aspirations to continue your education in biomedical science (MD, PhD or MD-PhD) or a career in an industry-related field, the Master of Science in Biomedical Science program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is dedicated to preparing you for the next steps in your training. Working  with distinguished researchers and educators, and with access to the largest health care network in New York City, you will be prepared at Icahn Mount Sinai for continued success in science and research.

To be eligible for our program, you must have an undergraduate degree in science (or other related discipline that includes extensive science coursework and research) from an accredited university or college. You must also have at least one year of biology and general chemistry, and at least three months of translational, computational, or basic science research experience.

Admission Requirements

To apply for our Program, please submit the following:

  • A completed application and $80 application fee (fee may be waived upon request)
  • Personal statement and description of research experience
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE and MCAT scores may be submitted as proof of preparedness, but are not required for admission
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended

Application Deadline and Decisions

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

International Students

We encourage applications from qualified individuals, regardless of country of origin or where you received your academic and research training. Graduates from foreign colleges or universities who have completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Following both government and school regulated processes, admissions requirements include:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or testing equivalent with a score of 100 or higher (such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Certificate in Advanced English, Pearson Test of English, only if you are from a non-English-speaking country and did not earn a degree from an English-speaking university or curriculum. Applicants submitting IELTS scores (minimum score of 7.5) must send them directly to our admissions office at the following address:

Director of Admissions Processing and Systems
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Office of Enrollment Services
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1002
New York, NY 10029

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Tuition and Financial Aid

The Program requires a total of 45 credits to be completed for graduation. Tuition is $1,250 per credit; however, tuition costs may change annually.

Accepted applicants who are U.S. citizens or eligible residents and are interested in pursuing federal loans must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As a direct lending institution, we also offer Federal Stafford Loans (Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans) to students. In addition, all students can consider a monthly payment plan option through our provider.