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Application Requirements & Deadlines

The application for 2017 graduate study is now live. The BCMB deadline is December 5, 2016.
Visit the Instructions and Deadlines for 2016-17 for more information.

Visit the Graduate Program Application Page to access the online application. Whether you choose to apply online or by mail, the application requirements are the same:

  • Application with Personal Statement
  • A complete Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Percentile Scores for General Exam or the Biochemistry subject exam (we will accept the subject scores instead of, or in addition to, the general scores)
  • A GRE Biochemistry subject exam is strongly encouraged (but not required)

Students should explain in their Personal Statement which of the 19 School of Medicine graduate programs best fits their research and/or career interests and why. Due to the high volume of applicants that our program receives each year, priority will be given to those students who choose to apply to no more than 3 programs.
A bachelor's degree from a qualified college or university is required. Applicants are expected to have taken the following courses: Biology, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Calculus, and Physics.

We encourage applicants to take the GRE test no later than October 2015 to ensure that scores are received by the deadline. Please report all GRE scores in percentile form on your application.  Applicants should specify the number code 5316 for reporting their GRE scores.
If you would rather send your application by mail, all of the application materials, including the letters of recommendation, should be sent in one package to the central admissions office:
Attention: Ms. Anita Cunningham
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Graduate Student Affairs
1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 620
Baltimore, MD 21287

Failure to send a complete application will result in a significant delay in the application review process. If you submit by mail, please allow approximately 4 weeks for mail time from foreign countries to JHU.

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BCMB First Year Students 2016

On-Campus Interview Weekends 

BCMB hosts two weekends for selected applicants to visit campus, meet BCMB faculty and current graduate students, and learn first-hand about the program. Attending an interview weekend is by invitation only.

Criminal Background Check

All Johns Hopkins University graduate students who are accepted will be subject to criminal background investigations. Generally, all offers of admission to School of Medicine degree programs will be conditioned on satisfactory criminal background investigations. 

Financial Aid

All students accepted into the BCMB program will receive full tuition, health and dental insurance, and stipend support for the duration of their studies. The stipend for current students as of July 1, 2016 will be $31,006. Each year the stipend is adjusted to reflect cost-of-living increases.​​​​​​

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