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Master of Science

The Graduate School offers nine Master of Science programs – including an interdisciplinary program offered in both traditional and accelerated tracks. Our Master’s programs help prepare students for successful careers as researchers, managers, and teachers. The interdisciplinary programs are intended for students seeking careers in the health professions, such as medicine, dentistry, physician’s assistant or veterinary. Each program requires a minimum of 30 credits. Students must write either a Master’s Literature Review of a current field of investigation, or a Master’s Thesis based on original laboratory research performed under the guidance of a graduate faculty mentor. All programs may be completed within two years with the exception of the Accelerated Master’s Program, which may be completed within one year. Most or all credits earned in pursuit of an M.S. degree can also be applied subsequently towards Ph.D. degree requirements. 

Each of the six discipline-specific M.S. programs also offers a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) track designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or other biomedical science industries – or in the government or not-for-profit sectors related to these fields. These PSM tracks require completion of 36 credits overall, including science courses; courses in one or more professional skills such as business, project management, communications, or regulatory affairs; and a project-based internship at one of the many participating companies or agencies in our region.  


NYMC GSBMS-SOM Guaranteed Interview Policy 

By agreement between the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) and the NYMC School of Medicine (SOM), students in the Accelerated Master’s Program, two-year discipline-based Master’s programs within each of our basic sciences departments and the two-year interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences Master’s Program, or applicants who have completed one of these programs, and who seek admission to the NYMC SOM will be guaranteed an interview if they meet certain academic performance benchmarks. This policy excludes those students in the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) track.

Criteria for Guaranteed Interview:
Students must have applied to the SOM following the normal procedures specified by the SOM and have met the following benchmarks:

  • MCAT and GPA thresholds:
    • MCAT ≥ 506
    • For AMP students, graduate GPA ≥ 3.4 (at the completion of Block I OR overall GPA for students who have completed the entire course of study)
    • For two-year Master’s students, graduate GPA ≥ 3.4 (after completion of three semesters OR overall GPA for students who have completed the entire course of study)
  • Applicants must maintain professional and academic standards of integrity to be considered for interview and admission by NYMC SOM.


The M.S. programs are:

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cell Biology Microbiology & Immunology
Pathology Pharmacology Physiology
  Accelerated Master's Program (IBMS) Basic Medical Sciences -Traditional (IBMS)   Professional Science Master’s