MS in Biomedical Informatics Admissions
The application for the MS in Biomedical Informatics program incoming class of 2019 opens on August 1, 2018.
Successful applicants to our program have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a computational or quantitative science, such as computer science, mathematics, statistics, or engineering, or in a basic science, including biology, physics, or genetics.
A higher degree in medicine or health, such as an MD or a master’s degree in dentistry, public health, epidemiology, or clinical genetics, will strengthen your application. Prior experience in biomedical informatics is desirable but not required.
Competitive applicants are proficient in spoken and written English. If you are a foreign student or a U.S. resident who has not taken classes in the United States, you must demonstrate English-language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. We may give consideration to applicants who have participated in English-language scientific publications or other peer-reviewed literature.
We expect that applicants have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 and have scored higher than 150 on the Graduate Record Examination quantitative reasoning test within the last five years. If you took the Medical College Admissions Test® (MCAT) less than 10 years ago, please include those scores in your application. Official score reports should be sent to NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science institution code 2596.
A committee of NYU School of Medicine faculty evaluates each applicant’s academic qualifications.
If you don’t have a comprehensive computer science background, you may be required to take and pass prerequisite introductory courses before acceptance to the program.
If you plan to apply to matriculate in July 2018, keep in mind these important dates:
- official notifications: rolling
- summer introductory classes: July–August 2018
- fall semester: September–December 2018
- spring semester: January–May 2019
- summer semester: June–August 2019
Housing and Tuition
Students enrolled in our MS in biomedical informatics are welcome to apply for NYU housing, although space is extremely limited. We recommend that you look for living arrangements before arriving on campus and consider housing options other than those offered by NYU.
Limited NYU summer housing is available until you make more permanent arrangements for the fall.
As a graduate student, your tuition is set according to NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, which bills students per credit for the 36 credits required for the degree. Typically, MS in biomedical informatics students enroll in 12 credits per semester.
The NYU bursar’s office can provide more details on tuition, fees, billing, and payment.