(Program Start Date May 2019)
The Master of Science in Medical Sciences is a one-year program specifically designed to provide students with a structured opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the challenges of applying to and succeeding in medical school and other professional schools. This on-site program contains didactic coursework at the professional level, professional skills development sessions, standardized test (e.g. MCAT or DAT) preparation, and clinical exposures to form a complementary skill set to those that have been acquired at the undergraduate level.
We expect this program to enhance students’ success at medical/professional school acceptance, but please note that successful completion of this program is in no way a guarantee of an interview or acceptance into medical/professional school at MUSC or anywhere else. We regret that current regulations prevent us from offering this program to international applicants without a permanent resident visa due to its online component.
Admission to the M.S. in Medical Sciences
Prerequisites for the program include obtaining at least a baccalaureate degree with coursework appropriate for admission to the desired professional school.
Applicants should also have taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or other appropriate standardized test, within two years of the date of matriculation to provide a baseline score. Applicants MUST provide an MCAT, DAT, or PCAT score with their application to be considered. A GRE score will not be accepted. Coursework for the program will include standardized test preparation, tutoring, and strategies, but competitive applicants will have test scores at or above the 50th percentile. Students interested in Medical or Dental Schools are encouraged to apply. Students interested in other professions should inquire before applying. Applicants should know that the College of Medicine at MUSC accepts very few out-of-state students.
Estimated tuition and fees rates for the program and estimated cost of living information can be found on the Cost of Attendance and Budgets page of our site.
More information for students interested in applying to Medical Schools.
More information for students interested in applying to Dental Schools.
Cynthia Wright, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Development
Co-Director Master of Science in Medical Sciences
College of Graduate Studies