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    Nov 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Sciences, M.S.M.S.

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Priority Admission Application Deadlines:

This program is offered online. (Note: Only the Health Science Concentration is offered 100% online)


Aging and Neuroscience
Health Science
Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences
Molecular Medicine
Women’s Health

Contact Information

College: Medicine
Department: Medical Sciences

Contact Information:

The major is designed to provide students with advanced training in either Anatomy, Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, or Pharmacology.  Students successfully completing the major will have a foundation that will prepare them for a professional degree in biomedical science such as a M.D. or Ph.D. or qualify them to work as teachers or research assistants in academia or in the private sector.   The major will provide a solid core of training in the latest findings, concepts, and experimental techniques.  Students will be allowed to individualize their training through elective courses and will have the opportunity to conduct laboratory research.  The major is intended for students who wish training beyond a baccalaureate degree but do not wish to commit to a Ph.D. major or do not meet the qualifications required for admissions into a M.D. or Ph.D. major. 

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Minimum grade-point average of 3.00 in the sciences
  • GRE or MCAT
  • Completed pre-requisites in:
    • General biology (1 year)
    • General chemistry (1 year)
    • General physics (1 year)
    • Organic chemistry (1 year)
    • Quantitative analysis (1 course)
    • Mathematics including integral and differential calculus
  • Application Procedures: 

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum hours - 31

  • Core Requirements - 5 Credit hours
  • Pre-Professional Track or Concentration - 26 Credit hours minimum

Core Requirements (5 Hours)

Select Pre-professional Track or Concentration

Students select either the Pre-Professional Track or one of the Concentrations:

Pre-Professional Track (27 hours)

Select from the following, in consultation with the advisor:

Aging and Neuroscience (27 hours)

Complete the following:

Anatomy (27 hours)

Complete the following:

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (26 hours)

Complete the following:

Molecular Medicine (27 hours)

Complete the following:

Research (32 hours)

This concentration is by approval only; consult the Graduate Director for information

Women’s Health (27 hours)

Complete the following:


This is a non-thesis program.

Comprehensive Exam

The Capstone Paper completed in the core course GMS 6671  in the last semester of the program serves in lieu of a Comprehensive Exam.

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