Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • CV/resume outlining previous clinical and/or basic research experience
  • Official transcripts. Learn more
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Statement of intent (outlining career goals and why a master's in TRAM would be beneficial to your career growth) - Max. 1,000 words.



There is no GRE requirement. However, Stanford University does require proficiency in English and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores of all applicants whose first language is not English.  Evidence of adequate English proficiency must be submitted before enrollment is approved by Graduate Admissions. Learn more about TOEFL here

Candidates will also be interviewed by M-TRAM program directors later in the admissions process.

Application Timeline

1. Application submission deadline: January 31, 2024

  • Candidates must submit their application via Stanford Graduate Application. Under “Degree Program,” select “Translational Research and Applied Medicine.”
  • Stanford requires a $125 non-refundable application fee. The university offers an application fee waiver for individuals who have participated in a diversity-based program.
  • For a full list of eligible programs, and details about applying for the waiver, are visit Stanford Graduate Diversity

2. M-TRAM committee application review: January to March 2024

  • Candidates selected to the next round will be invited to an interview with the program directors.

3. Interview with M-TRAM program directors: March 2024

4. Admissions acceptance emails: Sent out in March, 2024

5. Responses to an offer of admission: March-April, 2024 (General Stanford-wide deadline is April 15th. M-TRAM will have an earlier deadline in mid to late March to accomodate waitlisted students).

6. One-on-one orientation meetings: September and October

7. First day of classes: September 25, 2024


Applications portal is now closed  

for the 2024/2025 academic year

We will be accepting applications for 2025/26

in the Fall of 2024.


Questions? Contact us!

Important Dates

September 2024 to January 2024:

  • Applications accepted for 2025/26


December, 2024 (date tba):

  • M-TRAM info session webinar for prospective students 


January 15, 2025:

  • Applications are due for 2025/26


April, 2025:

  • Admission Decisions


Sept. 2025: (date tba)

  • M-TRAM research symposium and New Students Orientation (in person) - stay tuned for registration info


Sept. 22, 2025:

  • First day of classes at Stanford (M-TRAM program starts)


Interested in Becoming an M-TRAM Industry Partner?

We welcome inquiries from biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other health care organizations interested in learning about opportunities to partner with M-TRAM: