Those applying to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s (ISMMS) Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program will be evaluated based on a range of factors including academic record, professional experiences, leadership capabilities, major accomplishment, and motivation to successfully complete the program.

Application Requirements

A complete application consists of:

  • Online application.
  • Official transcript(s) for any degrees previously earned.
  • GRE or MCAT scores.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who can directly assess the applicant’s ability to succeed in advanced degree study.
  • Personal statement clearly explaining your motive for attaining this degree and desired outcomes from this degree program.
  • Application fee of $80.

Applicants whose native language is not English and who did not complete their undergraduate degree in the United States will be required to submit a TOEFL score. This requirement may be waived by the Program Directors after conducting an evaluation of the candidate’s prior experience in English-speaking settings. ISMMS requires international applicants to have their foreign transcripts translated into English and evaluated by a certified credential evaluation service (ex. WES, ECE, FIS).

While standardized test scores (GRE or MCAT) are required to apply to the program, exceptions will be considered for students who have been in the workplace for several years.

Selection Criteria

Admission is based on the applicant’s academic records, scores on standardized tests (GRE or MCAT), prior educational record, letters of recommendation, and personal statement.


Tuition for the M.S. in Biomedical Informatics degree is currently $1,000/credit for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. The program requires 45 credits which are usually completed in two years. Students may continue for an additional six months to complete research projects without paying any additional tuition.

Other Fees (for all programs): Student Activity Fee of $100 per year. (Student Activity Fee is prorated based on the length in which the student is enrolled.)


All ISMMS students are required to have medical insurance. Any student who does not have their own insurance will be enrolled in ISMMS’s  insurance program, Aetna Student Health, at an annual rate of $7,091. Should you choose to enroll, Insurance charges will be prorated based on your enrollment period.

The full tuition payment is due 14 days into each term of enrollment. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to revise all fees, including tuition.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid provides comprehensive information and services regarding opportunities to finance your cost of education. We recognize that financial assistance is an important key towards reaching your graduate educational goals, which is why the office staff can help guide you through the financial aid process.

Applying for Financial Aid

If you are applying for financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA -- for federal loans, as well as ISMMS’s Application for Financial Assistance.  MD students applying for ISMMS scholarships must also complete a Need Access form. You will also need to submit the appropriate tax return transcripts based on instructions in the FAFSA and ISMMS forms.