MS in Medical Sciences

A listing of supplemental materials for your application is shown below. All materials should be read and/or completed as part of the application process for this program. MUSC cannot access your documents through an external file sharing site. Acceptable forms of submission:

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       Office of Enrollment Management

       45 Courtenay Drive

       MSC 203

       Charleston, SC 29425-2030

Fax - 843-792-6356

Letter from the Program

Dear MS in Medical Sciences Applicant,

Thank you for applying to the Master of Science in Medical Sciences in the College of Graduate Studies at MUSC.  The MS in Medical Sciences Admissions committee reviews all completed applications and decisions are typically made without interviews. 

Our program begins the day after Memorial Day and finishes the last day of April the following year. While we cannot guarantee admittance to professional schools for participants in this program, 84% of our graduates from 2013-2021 who applied to professional schools were accepted during the program or within one year of graduation. We are also very proud that to date 100% of our graduates have also been successful in medical or dental school. 

We welcome out-of-state students for this program but you should realize that the College of Medicine at MUSC accepts very few out-of-state students (see COM's FAQ page).

If you have questions concerning the application process, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 843-792-3281. If you have any additional questions concerning the MS in Medical Sciences Program please contact me using the information below.

Sincerely yours,

Laura Kasman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
MS in Medical Sciences Co-Director


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College of Graduate Studies Minimum Skills

Students in the College of Graduate Studies belong to a variety of programs, some of which require laboratory and/or clinical experiences. To successfully progress in their studies, students may be required to perform some or all of the essential functions or tasks listed below. These skills are in addition to the university minimum abilities and are program specific. Applicants to this program should possess these abilities with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Visual perception of depth and acuity (corrected to 20/40)
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in English through oral and written methods in order to interact with professional colleagues and patients.


  • Coordinate gross and fine motor movements including grasping, fingering, pushing, holding and cutting.
  • Ability to manipulate and maintain equipment
  • Demonstrate sufficient physical strength to perform actions such as lifting laboratory equipment, bottles, and boxes
  • Sufficient stamina to stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Be mobile and able to ambulate within the clinical or laboratory environment


  • Use reason, analysis, calculations, problem solving, critical thinking skills, self-evaluation and other learning skills to acquire knowledge, comprehend, and synthesize complex situations
  • Understand and follow specific procedural protocols
  • Be able to function as part of a team
  • Be able to conduct tests and perform laboratory work including measuring and recording data


  • Demonstrate personal and professional ethical behavior, self-control as well as tactfulness, sensitivity, compassion, honesty, integrity, empathy, and respect

NOTE: Students seeking to request reasonable accommodation may do so by filing a “Disability Accommodation Request” form in the office of the dean of the college in which they are matriculated.

Required Forms