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JU’s rigorous one-year MS in Medical Sciences degree prepares students for a successful career in medicine. Partnering with PHSU, the MSMS enhances student competitiveness for entry into medical school and other professional health schools.


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Jacksonville University is a premier private university in Northeast Florida. Located on a scenic riverfront setting, JU’s campus is minutes from downtown and is only a short drive to the beach. JU offers 35+ graduate programs that incorporate flexibility, creativity, and real-world experiential learning opportunities for students. JU’s programs are conveniently designed to make earning a graduate degree attainable for busy working professionals, and their small class sizes, led by dedicated full-time faculty, provide students with individual attention that helps to develop students’ critical thinking and communication skills.


Jacksonville University's partnership with Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) provides a guaranteed path to medical, pharmaceutical, or dental school for qualified graduates of the MSMS program.
Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, an LCME accredited institution with campuses in Ponce, Puerto Rico and St. Louis, Missouri, offers an MD Program interview to the top 20% of MSMS program graduates in any given MD application year. Those offered an interview must meet the standard minimum admissions requirements for the PHSU MD program.

Why Jacksonville University?

From innovative and engaged faculty to strong real-world partnerships, JU's School of Applied Health Sciences has a proven track record of offering exceptional academic opportunities for the next generation of student learners.

At JU, students will experience a results-driven classroom structure that improves educational outcomes and transforms the student experience.

Scholarships and financial aid available for those who qualify.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
MCAT/GRE Recommended, Not Required
Minimum GPA: 2.7 on a 4.0 scale*
Personal statement upon request
Letters of Recommendation upon request
Prerequisite foundations
* Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 will be considered if cumulative science courses were greater than a 2.7 GPA
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