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SCU’s post-baccalaureate Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) degree is designed to assist students who would like to enhance their academic credentials for entry into medical, dental, pharmacy, or other health professional schools.


Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) has been a leader in educating students to be caring, competent, and integrative healthcare practitioners for over 100 years.

SCU prepares today’s students for the healthcare system of tomorrow through scholarship, research, programs and clinical experiences that are evidence based and outcomes focused.


SCU is located in Whittier, conveniently situated between Los Angeles and Orange County. Students across the Los Angeles area find Whittier to be a commutable distance.


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.


In under one year, you can strengthen your academic skills, improve your Medical School Admissions Test (MCAT) scores, and gain a competitive advantage for applying or re-applying to medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, or other competitive health professional schools.

This flexible program provides you with two learning options, full-time blended on-campus or part-time 100% online. The full-time blended on-campus program utilize multiple learning environments where you will participate in on-campus virtual synchronous instruction and be able to complete your studies in 11 months. If you are interested in flexible on-demand learning, the part-time 100% online program can integrate with your schedule and classes can be taken from anywhere in the world. This option has the same curriculum, however courses are spread over five terms vs. three and you can complete the program in 20 months.

MSMS graduates will have a marketable master’s degree with opportunities in healthcare fields beyond just medical such as: Physician Assistant, Dentistry, Nursing, Podiatry, Optometry & Chiropractic, Pharmacy School and/or Pharmaceutical Industry.

Scholarships and financial aid available for those who qualify. 


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Personal statement
Official transcripts
Resume / CV
Prerequisite foundations
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