Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


Application Deadline and Fee

The PhD application for Fall 2018 admissions will be available on September 1, 2017.

The PhD application deadline for Fall 2018 will be December 11, 2017.

There is a nonrefundable application fee of $75.

Academic Requirements

Applicants to the Einstein Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences must:

  • be in the final year of an undergraduate curriculum, or already hold a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree from a college or university of recognized standing, or present evidence of an equivalent education.
  • have successfully completed undergraduate courses in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, mathematics (including calculus), and physics, with advanced electives in biology, chemistry, and/or physics (a course in biochemistry is strongly recommended); or have successfully completed your college's major in biology, chemistry, physics or similar science; or have successfully completed an undergraduate engineering curriculum
  • have had a sustained research experience

Supporting Materials

In addition to the online application, all Ph.D. applicants must submit the following supporting materials:

Personal Statement

Your Personal Statement gives us the opportunity to learn about you as an individual.

You should briefly describe your past research experience, including the problems you have studied, the results and any conclusions. You may also discuss the factors which motivated your interest in graduate study in the biomedical sciences and your long-range career plans.

You should also include any published papers or abstracts, academic honors of fellowships or awards, and if you have presented your work at scientific meetings. 

Please limit your statement to 1000 words.

Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

A curriculum vitae is a detailed document which includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as research experiences, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required. They must be submitted online (i.e., electronically) as part of your online application. Letters should be obtained from individuals with direct knowledge of your academic and scientific qualifications for graduate study.


A transcript or academic record is required from each college or university you attended. You should upload a scanned copy of your transcript or academic record to your application for each institution prior to submitting it. Please check that uploaded transcript(s) are legible). Unofficial copies of your transcript or academic record are acceptable.

Applicants who have attended international institutions, whose transcripts are in a language other than English, should upload the original transcript and the certified English translation to your on-line application.

We will not accept paper mail of academic transcripts. 

GRE Scores

All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within three years of expected matriculation date. A subject test is not required. GRE results should be sent directly to the Graduate Office. The school code is 2997; a departmental code is not necessary.

TOEFL Scores

Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language must take the TOEFL examination. International applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree either in the United States or in an English-speaking country do not need to take the TOEFL exam. The school code is 2997; a departmental code is not necessary.

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