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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 starts in January, May and August
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Why Simmons College?

Simmons College of Kentucky is proud to be Louisville’s only Historically Black College & University (HBCU). Delivering a top-notch, one-on-one educational experience that fosters lifelong success for our graduates.

The Simmons College experience is about more than just earning a degree: It’s about growing personally and spiritually. It’s about expanding our students’ understanding of global cultures. It’s about putting them in position to make a positive difference in the world.

MSMS Program Details

The MSMS program can help prepare you for a successful career in medicine. The course of study aligns with the traditional first year of medical school courses, which will advance your academics, MCAT score, and prepare you for entry into medical school and other medical professions. MSMS students at SCKY are able to study inside of the new, state of the art hospital facility on the campus of Norton Healthcare. Students will not only experience industry standard tools and training, they will also be able to study alongside MD students and Physicians


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum GPA of 2.7*
Complete Online Application ($50 fee)
Official transcripts
One-Page Personal Statement
Two (2) letters of recommendation
MCAT Scores recommended, but not required
Prerequisite Courses
$725 per Credit
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

The MSMS is your gateway to a career in the healthcare industry, opening up opportunities for students in medicine, dentistry, medical research, medical sales, veterinary, pharmaceutical, podiatry, health education, optometry, and more.

68% of Graduates Advance to Medical School
77% of Graduates Advance to Professional Health School
100% of Graduates Pass Their USMLE Step 1 Board Exam

Medical School 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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