Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences


2024 PhD Application Link
Deadline: The 2024 PhD application deadline is December 11, 2023
Application Fee: The application is $83 

What is BioMedCAS?

BioMedCAS is a centralized application service through which prospective PhD students can apply to biomedical graduate programs in the United States. This pilot project is run in coordination with participating institutions, BioGAP, and Liaison.

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Academic Requirements

Statement from Albert Einstein College of Medicine Regarding Supreme Court Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

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

The Einstein PhD program recognizes that students completing courses in the spring and summer of 2021 may have completed part or all their coursework on a pass/fail basis, either by individual choice or due to an institutional decision. Courses, including any prerequisites, for the PhD program taken as pass/fail during the time of the COVID-19 response will be accepted and will not negatively impact admissions decisions for prospective students.

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. We require that official transcripts be submitted via BioMedCAS system.

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.

US & Canadian Transcripts

All official academic records – including degree and non-degree programs, community college, and English language programs – from all previously attended colleges and universities should be sent electronically from the institution to BiomedCAS. Follow the BioMedCAS instructions for submitting your electronic transcripts through Credential Solutions, Parchment, or National Student Clearinghouse.

Institutions that have not converted to digital records should mail transcripts to:

BioMedCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9207
Watertown, MA 02471

Do not send your transcripts to Einstein. All transcripts will be processed through BioMedCAS

Applicants with Canadian transcripts with French language or grading systems should follow the international transcript instructions below.

International Transcripts

Applicants who have attended institutions outside of the U.S. and Canada should upload unofficial transcripts, mark sheets, and a photocopy of their diploma(s) (with English translation when applicable). All unofficial transcripts with translation must be uploaded to your application before it will be reviewed.


  • Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. International applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree either in the United States or in an English-speaking country do not need to submit scores.
  • Official test scores should be sent from ETS or IELTS to BioMedCAS. Do not send your official scores to Einstein.
  • Instructions for sending TOEFL can be found here
    Our institution code is #B765
  • Instructions for sending IELTS can be found here

There are no minimum language test score requirements needed to apply to our program. However, competitive admitted applicants usually have a TOEFL score above 90 and an IELTS score above 7.0.


Competitive applicants will be invited to campus for an interview visit. Interview visit dates occur late-January to early-March.