Medical Science M.S.
All students must meet the Requirements for the Master's Degree
The main objective of the 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. 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 taken in previous two years. International Students are required to take the TOEFL.
Minimum Degree Requirements
UVM’s Master of Medical Science degree is a 30-credit, one-year, on-campus program, which 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 their course work.
|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|
|PH 303||Biostatistics I:App Rsch in PH||3|
|ANNB 201||Human Gross Anatomy||6|
|Choose two electives:|
|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|
|Environmental Public Health|
|Pol,Org & Finance in Hlth Care|
|Social&Behavioral Public Hlth|
|SU:Food Systems & Public Hlth|
|Public Health & Social Justice|
|Introduction to Pharmacology|
|Molecules & Medicine|
|Topics Molecular&Cell Pharm|
|Milestones in Pharmacology|
|Immunity and Host Defense|
Students will be required to pass a written comprehensive exam that will be taken at the end of their final semester in the program. The exam will consist of questions based on topics covered in the core courses listed above. Students must obtain a score of 70 or better on the comprehensive exam. A single re-take is permitted for the comprehensive exam.
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Science
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination in Medical Science.