Announcements and updates
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) has launched a new, affordable, flexible and interactive Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) online program!
Please note that we will not be offering our on-campus program in Scranton or Doylestown at this time. We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely and will determine when on-campus operations can resume.
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 challenging time.
We’ve changed our MBS program from 36 to 33 credits, with the cost of tuition at $1,000/credit. This reduces the program tuition from $46,660 to $33,000, and no housing costs! Additional student fees apply.
Our new quarterly semester system provides greater flexibility. You can choose when you want to start, and also 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 – no matter what. 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, fall, winter or spring
You can start our MBS program on Jan. 4 or April 5, 2021.
There are also start dates in July and October.
Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible in order to receive full consideration.The MBS application deadline for each 2020-2021 start date is identified below:
- Winter 2021 – Friday, Dec. 11, 2020
- Spring 2021 – Friday, March 26, 2021
- Summer 2021 – Friday, June 25, 2021
- Fall 2021 – Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
Click here to see how our quarterly semester structure is set up.
Click here for our up-to-date 2020-21 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.
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 geisinger.org/coronavirus.