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Master's Program in Biomedical Sciences


Students seeking to increase their competitiveness for admission to graduate and professional schools will benefit from the array of opportunities available at Vanderbilt University.  Our MS program is designed to cater to the individual needs of students as they prepare for exciting careers in medicine and the biomedical sciences. 

Personalized support, counseling, and the academic prestige of Vanderbilt University will provide students with the skills and experiences needed to realize their dreams.  On top of that, you will get to live and learn in one of the most rapidly growing cities in the US! 

Application deadline for Fall 2023 is May 1, 2023.

Curricular Tracks

The curriculum for CHANGE students is designed to provide students coming from diverse academic backgrounds the ability to change their career direction.  A full range of didactic courses and experiences will provide students with the critical skills to perform at a high level on standardized entrance tests and achieve success during the interview process.


The Edge track is for students who need to increase their competitiveness for health professions programs by taking specific coursework designed to increase science GPAs and to prepare for standardized entry tests.  Accompanying critical skill development and experience will enhance an applicant's competitiveness for entry to their program of choice.


All students in the CHANGE and EDGE tracks are encouraged to pursue laboratory based research.  For students dedicated to pursue admission to graduate programs in the biomedical sciences, graduate level core didactic classes will accompany intense laboratory based research.  The combined experiences will provide students with the skills to perform at a high level on the GRE but, more importantly, provide the necessary laboratory research experience to compete for entry into the best PhD programs.


Academic Advising and Support

Personalized advising by our leadership team will encompass all aspects of academic and skill development to position students to succeed with admission to the best graduate and professional schools.  Didactic training to increase performance on standardized entrance tests, individualized attention from research mentors, physician shadowing, and interview preparation will be strategically selected in consultation with one on one advisors.


Tuition and Fees

Successful completion of the Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences at Vanderbilt University will require 30 credit hours at $2,281/hour. All students are expected to participate in the Vanderbilt student health insurance program.


Financial Aid 

Students in the Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences are eligible for federal financial aid.  Please contact the Vanderbilt Office of Financial Aid for assistance.



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