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Master of Science in Medical Sciences

• On-campus, 11-month program, 42-credits
• Top 20% guaranteed medical school interview
• Curriculum mirrors the first year of an LCME-accredited medical school
• No MCAT required to apply
• Program in-takes in January, May and August
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Why Marymount University?

Marymount University’s location, just 6 miles from of the nation’s capital, engaged faculty, and innovative program are just a few of the things that make MU a perfect fit for your post-bachelor’s graduate education and medical school preparation.

Marymount welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths and provides an educational environment that promotes dialogue, understanding, and service, as well as intellectual and personal development. Marymount’s commitment to diversity is one of its greatest strengths, inspiring intellectual curiosity, ideas, and perspectives that challenge students, faculty, and staff to find innovative, creative, and inclusive solutions to societal issues.

Marymount’s nearly 4,000 students hail from 78 countries and 45 U.S. states and territories, and the university is tied in USNWR for #1 for Campus Ethnic Diversity and #2 in Most International Students among regional universities in the South. Marymount is currently recognized as Virginia’s only four-year emerging Hispanic-serving institution.

MSMS Program Details

The MSMS at MU will help strengthen your scientific skills and improve entrance exam scores. We offer an 11-month, 42 credit academic experience with virtual labs and lectures from faculty at PHSU and real-world applications during class.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum GPA of 2.7*
Complete Online Application (No fee)
Official transcripts
One-Page Personal Statement
Complete a virtual interview
Prerequisite Courses
$929 per credit hour
11-month completion, 
42 credit hours
Dynamic Classroom, 
Online Lectures,
On-Campus Discussions
Fall, Spring, Summer

Classes Start Soon, It's Not Too Late To Apply!

Career Outcomes

MSMS graduates enter careers in a variety of health professions, including: Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Chiropractic, Optometry, Physician assistants, Pharmacy, and research.

Salaries for Medical Sciences graduates range from $100,000 to $500,000.

Linkage Opportunities

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.
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