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;
One year each of biology and physics;
Two years of chemistry to include inorganic and organic chemistry; and One year of Biochemistry
Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Nutrition
Life Cycle Nutrition
Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 and 2
- Minimum U.G.P.A. (undergraduate GPA) of 3.2 from an undergraduate program;
- Ability to meet the program's technical standards
- Submission of:
- Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
- Personal statement
- Response to brief essay prompts
- Three letters of recommendation.
Applicants seeking admission to the program should submit an online application.
An application fee (in 2021 it was $50) paid through the MBS online application is required along with the following supporting documents
Applicants must submit an online application to be considered for admission. For more information about applying to the MBS program, please
download the "Duke MBS Admissions FAQs" document attached to the bottom of this page.
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
Three 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.
The third letter should be from your academic contact discussing your interest and experience in Nutrition.
Letters of recommendation for medical school will not be accepted.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the application form.
Tuition & Financial Support
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the MBS program for academic year 2020-21 is $48,745 + $8,000 for the Nutrition pathway. On notification of acceptance,
prospective students are required to pay a non-refundable program deposit of $250. For those who do matriculate, the program deposit is
applied to the cost of tuition.
Upon matriculation, additional fees (health insurance, student health, drug/alcohol screen, graduate student activity and services, recreation,
technology, transcript, and parking permit) will be due.
Tuition and fees are Board of Trustees mandated and subject to change.
Students are responsible for ensuring that they have the means to support themselves and the ability to pay tuition and fees due the university.
Please visit Duke School of Medicine Financial Aid website for more information.
All accepted applicants for full-time study in the MBS program are automatically considered for limited tuition scholarships from the Program. An
applicant’s completed application materials serve as the scholarship application.
Standardized tests (e.g. GRE, MCAT, DAT) are not required to be eligible for admission.
Applications for Class of 2023 (matriculation July 2022) will open mid-November 2021. Please check back for Priority Review and Regular Review
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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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In addition to these, the student will incur cost for physical health examination and required immunizations and TB test.
Students are required to locate their own housing. Housing arrangements must be made prior to starting the program.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to the various facilities. Most rotations are within 5 miles of the University Hospital, with the exception of long term and some WIC sites which may be about 20-30 miles of University Hospital. Interns are encouraged to visit the transportation site www.gotriangle.org to help determine if they need to have their own vehicle.