MS in Biomedical Sciences

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The Tufts MS in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degree program is designed primarily to help students become stronger applicants to medical school. The program will also help those interested in strengthening their academic credentials so that they may pursue advanced degrees in fields such as dental medicine, veterinary medicine, or biomedical research. This full-time program provides broad biomedical education at a level equivalent to that offered to our first-year medical students, allowing students to demonstrate their ability to handle medical school course work, and at the same time fill gaps in their knowledge of basic biology and human disease.

The MS in Biomedical Sciences Advantage

The MBS curriculum has been tailored to provide motivated students with a unique and intensive learning experience. Most of the courses in this program mirror those taken by our first year medical students, and most are taught by the same faculty. There are, however, important differences between the MBS curriculum and that offered to our medical students. MBS classes are smaller, allowing for more individualized instruction, and significant time and resources have been allocated to provide help with coursework and MCAT preparation.

Admission Requirements

All pre-medical requirements must be completed before matriculating in the program. Students will be admitted to the program on a rolling basis, based on undergraduate performance, MCAT scores, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. Interviews are not required. While MCATs are strongly preferred, GRE or DAT scores may be substituted. Click here for MBS Admissions.

Studying at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM)

The MS in Biomedical Sciences program is administered by the Tufts University School of Medicine, and is based at the University’s Health Sciences Campus in the Chinatown/Theater district of downtown Boston. In addition to the Medical School, this campus is home to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Tufts School of Dental Medicine, and the Tufts Medical Center. Boston is a world center of biomedical research, and the combination of clinical and research work on our campus makes for an exciting learning environment.

Graduation Requirements

To obtain the MS degree, students must complete specified coursework and a literature- or laboratory-based thesis. In addition, students have the opportunity to extend their training for a second year, leading to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

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Prospective MBS students are welcome to attend an Open House, or speak with a member of the admissions staff by phone or by email.

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