Medical Science M.S.
All students must meet the Requirements for the Master's Degree
The main objective of the Master of Science in Medical Science (MMS) Program is to provide a rigorous curriculum in the basic biomedical sciences that prepares students with the background knowledge and skills required to gain acceptance into and succeed in medical school as well as other health-related professional doctoral-level degree programs including dental and pharmacy school. The program offers a cohesive set of core courses that cover the major biomedical disciplines that together provide the foundation of understanding how the human body works from the molecular (biochemistry), cellular (cell biology), and systems (anatomy and physiology) levels, as well as the fundamentals required to understand drug actions in the body (pharmacology) and the principles of quantitatively interpreting scientific and epidemiological data (biostatistics).
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Science
Applicants are required to have a BS or BA from accredited college or university, two semesters of general biology, general physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry, and MCAT or GRE scores. International Students are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.
Minimum Degree Requirements
UVM’s Master of Medical Science degree is a 30-credit, on-campus program, that is designed to be completed within one year (12 months). The curriculum includes a cohesive set of core courses that cover the major biomedical disciplines and provides the foundation of understanding how the human body works. Students complete seven core requirements and select two electives to complete the program.
|BIOC 301||General Biochemistry||3|
|CLBI 301||Cell Biology||3|
|MPBP 301||Human Physiology & Pharm I||4|
|BIOC 302||General Biochemistry||3|
|MPBP 302||Human Physiology & Pharm II||4|
|ANNB 300||Human Gross Anatomy||6|
|One from the following statistics course or others as approved by the director:|
|Quality in Health Care|
|Multi Analysis Clin&Trans Res|
|Adv Statistical Methods I|
|Choose two electives from the following list or others as approved by the director:|
|Proteins I: Structure&Function|
|Protein: Nucleic Acid Interact|
|Nucleic Acids II|
|Clinical Microbiology I|
|Genetics and Genomics|
|Molecular Control of the Cell|
|Public Health & Health Policy|
|Biostatistics I:App Rsch in PH|
|Environmental Public Health|
|Pol,Org & Finance in Hlth Care|
|Social&Behavioral Public Hlth|
|Food Systems & Public Hlth|
|Public Health & Social Justice|
|One Health: Zoonoses|
|Introduction to Pharmacology|
|Molecules & Medicine|
|Topics Molecular&Cell Pharm|
|Milestones in Pharmacology|
|Emergency Medicine Research I|
|Immunity and Host Defense|
Students must complete a comprehensive exam, integrating their knowledge of core course material in a written paper, by their end of their final semester in the program.
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Science
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination in Medical Science.