MS in Biomedical Informatics Admissions
Our application for the 2020–21 academic year is now closed. Our application for the 2021–22 academic year opens in August 2020.
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 background in programming is not required—students in our program take courses in and learn how to create novel computational and quantitative methods and apply them to biomedical research.
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.
Evaluation Criteria and Test Scores
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® (GRE®) 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's Graduate School of Arts and Science, institution code 2596.
You can submit United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) scores in lieu of GRE® and MCAT® scores, as long as the USMLE® scores are within the last 10 years.
Official Test of English as a Foreign Language® (TOEFL®) score reports should be sent to NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, institution code 2596, department code 45. International English Language Testing System™ (IELTS™) scores reports should be submitted electronically to “NYU Sackler Institute of Grad Biomed Studies.” Duolingo test scores can be submitted once you receive them by selecting “New York University Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences” from the drop-down menu.
A committee of NYU Grossman School of Medicine faculty evaluates each applicant’s academic qualifications.
If you plan to apply to matriculate in July 2020, keep in mind these important dates:
- official notifications: rolling
- summer introductory classes: July–August 2020
- fall semester: September–December 2020
- spring semester: January–May 2021
- summer semester: June–August 2021
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following through our application portal.
- an online application form
- a CV
- a personal statement
- three letters of recommendation
- transcripts (If your institution does not provide a transcript in English, you must obtain a certified English translation through a credential evaluation organization such as World Education Services.)
- a photograph of yourself
- GRE® or MCAT® scores
Your application will not be reviewed until all aspects of the application have been received.
We welcome international applicants. Please apply through our application portal and let us know through the online application if you are an international candidate.
The MS in Biomedical Informatics program is typically 12 months, but students interested in completing it on a part-time basis can submit a request to do so as part of their application.
We currently do not offer any online or evening courses.
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.
Tuition and Financial Aid
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 34 to 36 credits required for the degree. Typically, MS in biomedical informatics students enroll in 12 credits per semester.
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