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The Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program in the life sciences, which focuses on health-care and medical research. The design is an intensive pre-medical curriculum delivered over 12 months, followed by a comprehensive examination.
The MSHS program focuses on preparing students who are pursuing a health-care career and trying to secure admission into medical school or other career-matching fields like dentistry, chiropractic medicine, and health-care-related research. The curriculum is similar to the first year of medical school, thereby preparing you for the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) exam or other admission exams and the early years of medical school or other health-care-related programs.


Since its founding in 1870, St. John’s University has been responding to the educational demands of a growing, diverse marketplace, meeting the ever-changing academic needs of its students while preparing them for rewarding careers. With outstanding, award-winning faculty, modern programs, innovative curricula, and state-of-the art facilities, the University remains on the cutting edge of contemporary theory and technology.

The graduate schools at St. John’s University in New York City offer more than 60 graduate degree and professional certificate programs in five acclaimed colleges, a School of Law, and institute dedicated solely to the growing field of biotechnology. Earn your master’s degree, doctoral degree, or professional certificate online, in New York, or in Rome.
Because the pursuit of an advanced degree often requires a financial commitment, St. John’s offers transparency regarding available aid and other opportunities to offset the cost of graduate studies. Entering graduate students seeking financial assistance from any federal or institutional sources of funding should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using St. John’s University’s federal institution code 002823.

In addition to federal and/or institutional sources, St. John’s is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a Department of Veteran’s Affairs program that provides financial assistance and academic support to post-9/11 veterans pursuing higher education.


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).

Why St. John's University?

Whether you want to advance in your current career or lay the foundation to start a new one, St. John’s highly competitive advanced degree programs will challenge you to become the very best you can possibly be.

Our world-class faculty, modern facilities, vast alumni network, and tradition of excellence are central to the academic structure of each and every graduate program at St. John’s. Additionally, the Master of Science in Health Sciences is the only program of its kind in the tri-state area, and students will join an extended community of excellence during their studies.


Online Application
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®).
Two letters of recommendation
Personal Statement
Official transcripts
Course prerequisites
*Exam waivers available depending on the overall GPA of the bachelor's degree. If the overall GPA is 3.25 or higher, there is a GRE or MCAT® waiver. If the GRE or MCAT® is required, we recommend that if you have not yet taken the MCAT® that you take the GRE for admission.
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