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MBS Admission & Tuition

Our application for Fall 2021 is now open!

Below are basic instructions for submitting an application to the MS in Biomedical Sciences program. Once you are ready to apply, you will create an account in our Graduate Health Sciences Application Portal in order to begin your application, and more detailed instructions will be provided through the portal.

Application Deadline

  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2021
    • The MBS Application will be made available no earlier than late September. It will remain open until July 1st for a mid-August start. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning in late-January and decisions will be released on a rolling basis until the class is full.
    • While we endeavor to review all applications which are complete by our deadline, because our admissions process is rolling it is possible the class will fill before July 1st. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a complete application as soon as they are able to ensure it can be reviewed for admission for this cycle.


The MBS Program has aligned its prerequisites with those of Tufts University School of Medicine. Students must have all pre-medical requirements completed with a C- or better prior to matriculation into the MBS Program.

We encourage applicants to check the requirements at medical/dental schools they may be interested in applying to in the future, as they may differ from the School of Medicine's Requirements.

Application Requirements

MS in Biomedical Sciences Program Tuition and Fees

The following tuition rates are for 2020 – 2021 academic year* and apply to students enrolled in the MBS program starting in Fall 2020.


$26,228 per semester (flat-rate)

Continuation Fee

$2100 per semester (flat-rate)


$277 per semester

The current academic year's cost of attendance budget (including not only tuition, but room and board, health insurance, books etc.) is available from the Office of Financial Aid.

* Tuition rates and fees are effective as of July 2020. Note that program cost is set each academic year (June to May) and typically increases a small amount from year-to-year. The Trustees of Tufts University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion.

Virtual MS in Biomedical Sciences Open House

Join us for our annual MS in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Open House on Tuesday, May 18, 2021! This virtual session is open to all students considering our MBS program - whether you've been admitted, have already decided to enroll, or are just beginning your graduate program search.

Register here for the Virtual MBS Open House

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