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MS in Biology/MBA

Designed for students who are interested in careers spanning business and the vitally important field of life sciences, the dual MS in Biology/MBA program offers a broad understanding of the relationship between business and biology.

This dual degree program is a partnership between NYU Stern and the Graduate School of Arts & Science (GSAS) at NYU. Students may complete both degrees over the course of three years, instead of the four years that it would take to complete each degree independently. The first year of the program is spent in the Biology department of the Graduate School of Arts & Science, completing the majority of credits required for the Biology degree. The second and third years are spent completing the MBA at Stern as well as the final credits of the Biology degree.


Admission to the MS in Biology/MBA Program

To apply for the MS in Biology/MBA dual degree, candidates must complete a separate application for each program. Students can either apply simultaneously to Stern and GSAS, or they can apply to Stern during their first year in the Biology program. While no additional admissions standards are applied to dual degree applications at either school, students qualify for the dual MS/MBA degree program only upon admission to both schools. Please note that it is possible to be admitted to both programs, only one program or neither program in this process.

MS in Biology/MBA dual degree applicants cannot apply to NYU Stern using the Consortium application.

View application deadlines and learn more about the MS in Biology/MBA application process.

Program Structure

The MS in Biology/MBA dual degree takes three years to complete, as opposed to the four years that it would typically take to complete both degrees independently. Students spend the first year of the program in the Biology department of the Graduate School of Arts & Science, completing the bulk of the credits required for the MS degree. The second and third years are spent completing the MBA degree at NYU Stern as well as the final credits required for the Biology degree. To view the course sequencing, visit the Academic Advising website.

MS in Biology/MBA students register with either GSAS or NYU Stern depending on where they are taking the majority of their credits in a particular semester.

Tuition & Financial Aid

MS in Biology/MBA students pay full tuition at the school through which they are registered each semester. If a student exceeds the maximum number of credits and/or courses permitted per semester by the school in which she/he is registered, the tuition and fees for the additional credits must be paid to that school.

Merit scholarships are awarded based on the application for admission to each school. Financial aid, including federal and private loans, is awarded through the school at which a student is registered in a given semester. In addition, students may obtain Teaching Fellowship or Graduate Assistantship positions, which offer tuition remission.

View information on Stern MBA financial Aid and GSAS financial aid for further information.

Career Services

Students are encouraged to take advantage of all counseling and placement services at both Stern and GSAS throughout their academic program. Career counselors are available to aid students in areas such as résumé preparation, interviewing techniques, networking and career option assessment. Dual degree students should become familiar early in the program with career services offered at each school.

Learn more about career services at NYU Stern and GSAS.

Student Life

Dual degree students are encouraged to become involved in campus life at NYU Stern and GSAS. Learn more about student organizations at both Stern and GSAS.