MS-BMI Program Admissions
All offers of admission to Icahn School of Medicine are provisional, pending receipt and evaluation of final transcripts. Transcripts must be sent directly from the appropriate Registrar’s Office to the ISMMS Admissions Office. These and all other materials requested by the Registrar in conjunction with the admissions process must be received to complete a student’s enrollment. Submission of false or misleading information in the application materials or in connection with the application process will be considered by the Admissions Committee and/or the Committee for Academic Review as grounds for withdrawal of the acceptance offer, dismissal, or rescission of degree.
Applications are invited from students who have completed their undergraduate degree with a major in the sciences (including computer science), engineering or related disciplines. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Admission is based on the applicant’s academic records, prior MCAT or GRE scores, past research experience, letters of recommendation, and personal statement regarding ultimate career plans. In some cases, where the applicant completed their previous degree more than 5 years ago, the program directors, at their discretion, may waive the MCAT or GRE requirement.
- January 15 – Priority application deadline
- April 15 – Application review begins for priority applications
- June 1 – Final application deadline. Students should have all required documents submitted by this deadline
- Offers of admissions are made on a rolling basis and are generally completed by August 1st.
- Students are given 4 weeks from the date of their offer of admission to accept our offer.
A. Completion of the Capstone Project – The capstone project can be completed at any time during the second year, but in order to participate in the May commencement ceremony, students must complete their capstone project by April 15th and be on track to complete all coursework with passing grades by the end of the semester.
B. Notification of Registrar – By March 1, students must notify the Registrar of their intent to complete their capstone project before the April deadline in order to be included in the Commencement exercises of that year. Commencement information will be sent during the spring semester to the student’s last email address recorded with the Graduate School Office.
C. Special consideration – Those students who scheduled to complete their capstone project between April 16th and June 15th MAY, at the discretion of the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, will be eligible to participate in the spring Commencement ceremony even though they have not met the April 15th deadline. In cases where a student is allowed to participate, he/she will not receive a diploma at graduation. After a successful completion of the capstone project, a diploma will be awarded on the next date that degrees are conferred (September 30th). Only students in good academic standing will be offered this courtesy. In this case, good academic standing means that all coursework has been completed with passing grades and the student’s mentor/committee fully expect the student will successfully complete his/her project prior to June 15th. If either of these criteria is not met, the student will not be allowed to participate in the spring graduation ceremony. Additionally, any student whose capstone project was not acceptable will not be allowed to participate in Commencement until it has been accepted.