Admission and Financial Aid

Most of our students have an undergraduate degree or professional experience in areas like biology, health sciences, life science, lab science, chemistry, etc. Program prerequisites include a minimum of any two biology courses with a grade of B or better.

Making a career change? We’ve developed an accelerated Life Science Fundamentals course for applicants who do not have prior coursework or experience or who want to brush up before the program starts. The Life Science Fundamentals course will be offered in April and June, 2020. For more information, contact an admissions director at

Application Requirements

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and complete one-on-one interview with the faculty. The interview is a chance to get to know the faculty and ask detailed questions about the field and program.

Candidates must submit the following items:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Personal statement detailing your career goals and interest in the program
  • Two academic or professional recommendation letters
  • $55 application fee
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for candidates whose bachelor's degrees were earned at a non-English-speaking institution)

If you have questions about your qualifications, make an appointment with an admissions director. We can discuss your background and do a preliminary transcript review.

For up-to-date application deadlines, visit the Graduate Admissions page:

This course will provide an introduction to the study of life and living organisms. Topics covered will include the structure and function of nucleic acids, proteins and metabolites; gene expression; chemical nature of cellular components, enzymes; mechanisms of enzyme activity, and biosynthetic reactions; recombinant DNA technology; molecular genetics and model systems.

For more information, contact an admissions director at


All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships. You do not need to submit any additional information. Scholarship awards are determined during the application review process.

Please schedule an appointment with an admissions director if you have questions about financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree. We can do a preliminary transcript review and discuss your admissions and financing options with The Katz School.


The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition and fees for all graduate programs:

Carl Leikhram 

Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
Office: 646-592-4723
Cell/WhatsApp/WeChat: 646-745-6366
Schedule an Appointment (started & admitted applicants)

Sammi Melendez 

Graduate Advisor
Phone: 646-592-4745                                  
Schedule an Appointment (prospects)