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Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) has launched a new, affordable, flexible and interactive Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) online program!

We understand that your graduate education is about a goal, a plan, an ambition. And nothing should derail your pursuit of your dreams. Our updated program format and pricing is a direct response to the many requests for new options during this time.

Apply now!


Our MBS program is 33 credits, with the cost of tuition at $1,020/credit, and no housing costs! Additional student fees apply.


Our quarterly semester system provides greater flexibility. You can choose how quickly you wish to complete the program: full-time (9+ credits/quarter) or part-time (5-8 credits/quarter). Either way, you'll be on track to complete the program on your timeline, whether you're looking to apply to professional school (such as medical, dental or optometry) or gain entry into a health-related field.


As an online student, you won’t miss out on the camaraderie and social interaction of on-campus life. We’ve made our online environment richer and more interactive, and our faculty and educational technology team are committed to delivering effective, rigorous instruction. Click here to watch a video about the MBS online experience. Also, check out our Distance Education – Student Hub for information on how to succeed as an online student.

Start in the summer or fall

There are start dates in July or September


Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible in order to receive full consideration. The graduate application deadlines for all upcoming start dates are identified below:

  • Summer 2022 – Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Fall 2022 – Friday, Sept. 16, 2022


Click here to view curriculum information. Click here to review the course descriptions.

Quarterly semesters

Click here to see how our quarterly semester structure is set up.

Academic calendar

Click here for our up-to-date academic calendar.

Virtual open house

During our virtual open house sessions, prospective students will have the opportunity to review general information about our MBS program. Future events will be listed here.

Financial aid

Our Financial Aid Office is ready to assist you. Contact the team at Click here for cost of attendance information.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) information

Geisinger is following protocols set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (GCSOM's Medical Sciences Building is located in Lackawanna County). Please visit their sites for more detailed information about COVID-19.

To access Geisinger's Coronavirus Resource Center, visit

One degree. Many paths to success.

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