MBS Admissions


The Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences degree program targets those who have completed premedical/prehealth curricula and who desire additional time, advising, and mentoring to:

  • explore potential health careers
  • strengthen academic and professional credentials for admission to health professions schools or entry into the biomedical workforce

These students include those who:

  • aspire to health careers, pre-med and others, but have not yet applied;
  • find health related careers of great personal and intellectual interest but are still early in career exploration and unsure of which direction to take;
  • aspire to health careers, pre-med and others and were “near misses” on first application;
  • desire to pursue a career with a strong health or biomedical component in the areas such as  business, regulatory affairs, journalism, entrepreneurship, venture capital, or policy;
  • seek to align  graduate training in the biomedical sciences with translational areas of research by providing clinical correlations

To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must have:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
  • Completed medical/health professional school prerequisites prior to MBS matriculation;
  • Minimum U.G.P.A. (undergraduate GPA) of 3.2 from an undergraduate program;
  • Ability to meet the program's technical standards (see technical standards tab).

Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Biomedical Sciences program should submit an online application.

A $50 application fee paid through the MBS online application is required along with the following supporting documents and information.


Applicants must submit an online application to be considered for admission. For more information about applying to the MBS program, please see the "MBS FAQs" page.

Please note that enrollment is limited. Materials submitted in support of an application will not be released for other purposes and cannot be returned to the applicant.


An unofficial transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, including graduate and/or other professional schools regardless if any degree or certificate were received, must be uploaded directly to the application. If you are offered admission, an official transcript from each postsecondary institution must be sent to Duke University's Master of Biomedical Sciences Program directly by the institution. Personal copies of your records are not acceptable.

Letters of Evaluation

Two letters of evaluation, written by an individual who has worked with you in an academic capacity, and who is qualified to attest to your capacity for graduate level work based on significant longitudinal experience with you and your work, are required. One of the letters should address your academic performance, and may be a committee letter or from a significant academic contact. The other letter should be from a faculty member who is familiar with other aspects of your experiences such as community, philanthropic or volunteer activities, or those associated with research and clinical experiences. Letters of recommendation for medical school will not be accepted.


A current curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the application form.

MCAT, GRE, DAT, or other professional school test scores

Standardized tests (e.g. GRE, MCAT, DAT) are not required to be eligible for admission.

Application dates for Class of 2025 (matriculation July 2024).

Application Open November 13, 2023


Priority Review

January 5, 2024


Regular Review


February 23, 2024

Extended Deadline: March 8, 2024


Priority Review

March 1, 2024


Regular Review

Rolling from March 22, 2024 - April 5, 2024

Extended Rolling Decisions: April 8, 2024


All decisions will be sent by email.

Please note, all required documents must be received by the appropriate deadline to be considered for admissions. This includes the complete application from the applicant, transcripts, all letters of evaluation, and resume/CV.


Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report include institutional policies concerning campus safety and security, as well as statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Duke University property and on public property adjacent to campus and fires that have occurred in residence halls. A copy of these Reports can be obtained by contacting the Duke Police Department at 684-4602 or writing to 502 Oregon Street, Durham, NC 27708 or by accessing: https://police.duke.edu/news-stats/clery