We offer virtual information sessions for our Master's program to help you better understand if our programs are a fit for you.
Curious about what a Biomedical Science and Enterprise degree is and how it could benefit you? Join us for an MIS in Biomedical Science and Enterprise information session to learn more about the program and get your questions answered.
The session will provide information about the curriculum, customizable track options, financial support and the admissions process. All prospective students are encouraged to join.
Click on a date on the right to sign-up for a session. Use the links below to learn more about us and get answers to common questions.
The accomplished faculty in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences are leading pioneering biomedical research projects, receiving prestigious federal grant awards and mentoring the next generation of biomedical scientists and professionals.
Our talented scientists and educators have achieved the highest honors, including being named as Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars, Regents’ Professors, Distinguished University Professors and among the world’s most highly cited scientists.
Based on our faculty’s scholarly research activities, the institute has been ranked among the very best for several years by a reputable authority that provides university administrators across the nation with data and tools to measure and compare research activity.
The test score profile for previously accepted master’s students is a good place to determine your competitiveness. You may compare your GPA and English proficiency scores with those posted in the test score profile to obtain an idea of your competitiveness. Refer to our Do I Qualify area for more information.
The Graduate School at Georgia State University provides application fee waivers for applicants who have participated in a range of programs designed to diversify graduate programs. To receive the application waiver, you will need to verify your eligibility in the application portal.
- Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) U-STAR Program
- Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
- Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- McNair Scholars
- Bridges to the Doctorate
- Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) attendance
- Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program
- Research Initiative for Scientific Advancement (RISE)
- Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
- PhD Project: Business Doctoral Programs for Minorities
- Annual Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference Attendance
- Completion of GSU's Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni's 25 to Thrive Program
- Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans, Active Duty Military, Guard or Reserves
Unfortunately, IBMS does not currently provide application fee waivers for financial hardship.
A bachelor's degree is the only requirement for applicants interested in applying for the master's program.
Yes. Good photocopies or scanned copies of transcripts are acceptable for a decision. This can either be an official electronic transcript or a paper copy you have scanned and uploaded. The document must have one or more of the following features: registrar’s seal, registrar signature or watermark of the institution.
Documents such as self-printed academic histories, Web-based academic evaluations and anything hand-written are not acceptable for the review process. Official transcripts will only be required if you are subsequently offered admission by Georgia State.
No. The application includes a section where you are able to select the names of the IBMS faculty that you are interested in working with. This is used to help determine your lab placement in the event that you are offered admission into the program.
Students who are non-native speakers of English are required to demonstrate proficiency through one of the following:
- Completion of a bachelor’s or graduate degree from inside (from an accredited institution) or outside the U.S. where English is the official language of academic instruction
- TOEFL scores (paper or Internet-based)
- IELTS scores
- Completion of a University System of Georgia-approved English as a Second Language program
An applicant whose country of birth is an English-speaking country (as listed below) is not subject to the English proficiency requirement.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Ascension Island
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Christmas Island
- Cook Islands
- Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- Pitcairn Islands
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Martin
- Saint Vincent/ Grenadines
- South Africa
- St Helena
- The Bahamas
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Tristan da Cuhna
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Virgin Islands
No. You should complete the international immigration form at the time of application. If admitted to the program, you may submit required supplemental information.
Yes. The Institute for Biomedical Sciences accepts the IELTS Academic score. The recommended minimum is a score of 7.
All applicants who submit a completed application for admission into an IBMS graduate program will automatically be considered for a graduate research assistantship appointment during the admissions process. Applicants are not expected to complete a separate application for consideration.
To request an English proficiency waiver, complete the English proficiency waiver request form. For your request to be considered, you must:
- Upload scanned copies of transcript(s)
- Upload a resume or CV
Review the rules and regulations on the Tuition Classification page: http://sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-classification/.
Since applications for both the master's and doctoral program are reviewed in batches, applicants can expect to receive an admission decision or request for an interview within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.
Our admissions committee reviews each candidate’s entire application and weighs each piece equally, which we call a holistic review. We don’t eliminate applicants based solely on test scores and GPA. Students with lower GPAs can bolster their application by using their personal statement to explain why they earned the grades they did, including a resume that describes their research experience and having stellar recommendation letters.
Yes. As long as applicants are able to submit a final transcript, including their posted degree before the start of the fall semester (mid-August), they are eligible to apply.
Yes. As long as applicants are able to submit a final transcript, including their posted degree before the start of the fall semester (mid-August), they are eligible to apply for the upcoming semester.
Applicants are not required to have a science background to be eligible to apply for the master's program. We are looking for applicants with an entrepreneurial mindset and an interest in science or human healthcare.
The GRE is not required for admission into IBMS graduate programs.
Applicants may apply at any time. Test scores must be received by the application deadline for admission consideration. Applications will not be considered if TOEFL scores are not received by the deadline.
Yes. You must submit a copy of your transcripts from each institution attended regardless of the number of classes you took or whether or not you received a degree at that institution in order to be considered for admission. Once admitted, you will be required to submit one official transcript from each institution attended by the first day of classes for the term of admission.
As of summer 2020, GRE scores are no longer required for admission into the Institute for Biomedical Sciences graduate programs.
MIS students are eligible for consideration for a graduate research assistantship (GRA) appointment, which includes a full tuition waiver and a small monthly stipend. These appointments are merit-based. Applicants who submit a completed application for admission will be automatically considered for a GRA appointment.
Yes. Submit a copy of your passport with your application materials.
Most international students take the TOEFL, but we also accept the IELTS.
- IBMS - Institute for Biomedical Sciences.
- BMSC - the course abbreviation for all IBMS courses.
- BIS - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
- IDS - Interdisciplinary Studies.
- BSEN - Biomedical Science and Enterprise.
A graduate research assistantship is an opportunity to work in an Institute for Biomedical Sciences laboratory in exchange for a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend.
Assistantships at the master's level are merit-based. Students entering the doctoral program will receive an assistantship appointment.
Applicants should submit an online graduate application (gradapply.gsu.edu/apply) to their program of choice, which will require the upload of your academic transcripts, resume/CV, personal statement, English proficiency scores (if applicable) and three recommendations. Review our How To Apply page for more information.
The Office of Student Accounts has a comprehensive site to detail the cost of enrollment at Georgia State https://sfs.gsu.edu/resources/tuition/.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the language ability of candidates. More information about this test, including testing sites and pricing, can be found at https://www.ielts.org/.
Because the Institute for Biomedical Sciences reviews applications holistically, we do not have a minimum required GPA. The median score for previously accepted students is 3.49, but this statistic changes each year. Refer to our Do I Qualify? section for more information.
Because the Institute for Biomedical Sciences reviews applications for admission holistically, we do not have a minimum required IELTS score for either program. Competitive applicants will have a total overall score of 7.0.
Because the Institute for Biomedical Sciences reviews applications for admission holistically, we do not have a minimum required TOEFL score. Competitive applicants will have a total score of at least 100.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. More information on the test, testing centers pricing, etc., may be found at www.ets.org/toefl.
- Academic transcripts from each college and/or university attended
- Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for admissions decisions.
- Goal Statement
- Provide an autobiographical statement that summarizes your relevant skills and experiences, describes your research and career objectives, addresses the fit between your goals and the graduate training offered by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences and addresses your view of the goals and benefits of interdisciplinary education in the Biomedical Science arena.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial score reports are acceptable for an admissions decision while official scores are sent to the institution.
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Professional and academic recommendations are strongly suggested.
For International Applicants
- TOEFL or IELTS scores
- Unofficial score reports are acceptable for an admissions decision while official scores are being sent to the institution.
- International applicants who have received a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution and/or those from countries where English is the official language of instruction.
The personal statement is your opportunity to communicate who you are, your goals and your potential for being a good match for the Biomedical Enterprise program. Your personal statement should address the following questions:
- What are your academic and career goals?
- How will completing this program help you meet your academic/career goals?
- What is your understanding of the intersections among business, law and biomedical science?
- Are there potential red flags in your application you would like to further address?
Contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services if you have questions related to immigration regulations and studies. Visit http://isss.gsu.edu/about/contact/ for contact information.
E-mails should be sent to:
Office of Admissions - Graduate Programs
Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to:
Regular mail should be sent to:
Graduate Admissions, The Graduate School
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4018
Atlanta, GA 30303
In-person deliveries and courier packages should be sent to:
Graduate Admissions, The Graduate School
Georgia State University
55 Park Place NE, Suite 308
Atlanta, GA 30303