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MBS Admission & Tuition

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 Online MBS Application portal in order to begin your application, and more detailed instructions will be provided through the portal.

Application Deadline

  • Fall Entry: July 1
    • The MBS Application is made available each year starting in September and remains open until July 1 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 1. 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 (TUSM). 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 TUSM Requirements.

Application Requirements

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates and fees are effective as of July 2017. The Trustees of Tufts University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion.

Contact Admissions

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MBS Program Admissions

Monday – Friday
9am to 5pm

MBS Program Director & Staff

Alvar W. Gustafson, PhD
Faculty Director

Vivian Stephens-Hicks, MPH, M.Div
Program Manager

Laura Nunn
Administrative Coordinator

General Program Information