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In under one year, the MSMS degree will allow you to further develop and enhance your academic record to prepare you to apply, or reapply, to medical and other professional health programs.


Saint Xavier University was founded in Chicago by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, holding the distinctions of being Chicago's first Catholic university as well as the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the United States. Initially serving as a higher education institution for women and the poor, today the four-year, private Catholic institution serves a diverse population of persons who seek a Mercy education that prepares them to become successful, productive and compassionate members of society.


If you have other questions or would like to learn more about the MSMS at Saint Xavier University, register for an upcoming online information session here.


The top 20% of the graduating class is offered an interview to Ponce Health Sciences University's School of Medicine's MD program, a U.S. regionally accredited institution (admitted students are required to demonstrate competency in the Spanish language).

A.T. Still University - Kirksville offers MSMS students who graduate from SXU with a GPA of at least 3.3 and an MCAT over 500 a guaranteed admissions interview to the medical, dental or pharmacy program.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine offers MSMS students who graduate from SXU  with a GPA of at least 3.3 and an MCAT over 500 a guaranteed admissions interview to the medical, dental or pharmacy program.

Why Saint Xavier University?

While some students begin medical school immediately after graduating from college, the majority of students in health sciences programs take a year or more to further develop their academic, professional and personal qualifications before applying. There are many ways to invest in your individual development during these years. The MSMS program includes professional and personal development support to foster your holistic growth at SXU.  

Additional affiliation agreements with professional health care programs are being actively pursued to help our graduates have a smooth transition into their program of choice.

Scholarships and financial aid available for those who qualify. 


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
No MCAT/GRE Required
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Personal statement
Official transcripts
Resume / CV
Two (2) letters of  recommendation
Application fee
Prerequisite foundations
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