Admissions

* Admission to the MS Medicine Program has been cancelled until further notice. We will not accept applications for 2021-2022.

Admission into the MSM program is on a competitive basis. PhD students matriculated into any of the Schools of Stanford University will have the opportunity to apply. These Schools include the School of Engineering (home to the Departments of Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering), the School of Humanities and Sciences (host to the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Applied Physics), and the School of Medicine. The School of Medicine offers PhD programs in Biochemistry, Biomedical Informatics, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Chemical and Systems Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Neurosciences, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and Structural Biology.

All First Year graduate students matriculated into any of the biomedical sciences PhD programs are eligible to apply to the MSM Program. (Physics and most engineering students may only start the program with the permission of their PhD Program and Advisor.) We contact most biomedical sciences students after they have officially agreed to matriculate (shortly after April 15), to tell them of their eligibility and the process for applying to the MSM program.

The MSM application consists of each student's Stanford PhD program application materials and one additional essay about why he or she is interested in the MSM program. All applications are reviewed by the MSM Steering Committee, which selects a group of finalists for phone interviews. Students accepted into the MSM program will be notified in early June.

MSM admits a diverse group of students annually. Stanford University is an active proponent of diversity throughout all levels of higher education. Stanford believes a student body that is both highly qualified and diverse in terms of culture, class, race, gender, ethnicity, and work and life experiences is essential to the education process. Like all of our graduate programs, the MSM program is dedicated to training students of diverse backgrounds.


updated 4/2021