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MS in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Tufts MBS program helps students strengthen their academic credentials before applying to medical, dental, or other health sciences schools. Students have the option of completing the program in one or two years. Our graduates are accepted to some of the nation’s top medical and dental schools. They are prepared to excel as they pursue a career in medicine.
Experience MD Coursework
As a Tufts MBS student, you’ll build a strong academic foundation through an intensive curriculum that mirrors a portion of the first year of medical school at Tufts. The Tufts MBS curriculum is specifically designed to prepare you for the rigors of professional schools.
Required courses include Microbiology, Cell Biology, Medical Histology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Clinical Medicine, Physiology, Nutrition, Human Anatomy, Medical Genetics, Pharmacology, and Basic Human Pathology.
Collaboration, Not Competition
We intentionally designed the program to be collaborative and noncompetitive. Faculty support your learning and reinforce a noncompetitive attitude, while courses are not graded on a curve and students are not assigned a class rank.
We want students to support and feel supported by one another. Even our unique, non-competitive linkage program with Tufts University School of Medicine's MD program ensures every qualified student is guaranteed an interview if they decide to apply, preventing unnecessary competition between classmates.
Personalized Advising and Mentoring
Acceptance into medical or dental school isn’t easy, but the Tufts MBS program is here to support you every step of the way. Faculty are accessible and ready to help you succeed.
Moreover, students are paired with an experienced pre-professional advisor to mentor you through academics, MCAT/DAT preparation, and the professional school application process. They are here to help you achieve your goals.
We work hard to ensure that the Tufts MBS program fully prepares you for your first year in medical or dental school.
For this reason, courses are taught by award-winning faculty from Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine.
Our faculty are active researchers, physicians, and public health practitioners at the top of their fields. They bring a wide range of interdisciplinary expertise to the program.
Work with Diverse Communities Beyond the Classroom
Combine your classroom learning with clinical experiences and opportunities to give back to the communities where students work and live:
- TuftsCARES (volunteer initiatives in public service)
- Sharewood Project (Tufts’ free student-run clinic)
- Tufts Civic Impact (database and calendar of volunteer opportunities)
Benefits of Boston
Boston is a bustling medical hub. The Tufts Health Sciences Campus is located in downtown Boston and is home to several of Tufts’ health research and teaching institutions. Boston is internationally renowned for medicine and healthcare. The city houses some of world’s top medical centers, health care thought leaders, and life science startups. The MBS program at Tufts exposes you to organizations and individuals that will broaden your perspectives, deepen your learning experience, and bolster your professional networks. There is no better place than Boston to pursue a career in medicine.
Go Further with a Dual Degree
With a dual degree, MBS students the chance to build a wider range of skills—and pursue a more diverse range of career options.
The MBS/MPH program prepares students to work in a public health setting in pharmaceuticals and biotech, medical research, and other health organizations.
The combination of basic science with population health principles puts graduates in a unique position in the clinical and public health work.