Medical Science M.S.

All students must meet the Requirements for the Master's Degree


The goal of the Master of Science in Medical Science 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 healthcare-related professional degree programs such as medical, dental, or pharmacy programs. The program offers a cohesive set of core courses in biomedical disciplines that together provide foundational understanding of human structure and function. Courses provide graduate-level training in biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology as well as pharmacology and evidence-based medicine.

The faculty below are in addition to those who have been formally appointed Graduate Faculty members:
Akselrod, Dmitry; Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology; MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Geeslin, Matthew; Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology; MD, University of Minnesota
Morris, Erin; Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; MD, University of Utah School of Medicine

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Science

Applicants are required to have a B.S. or B.A. from accredited college or university, 2 semesters of general biology, general physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. International Students are required to submit scores for TOEFL or IELTS.

Minimum Degree Requirements

UVM’s Master of Medical Science degree is a 30-credit program that is designed to be completed within 1 year (12 months). Students complete Core Course Requirements, 1 anatomy, 1 biostatistics and additional electives to complete the 30-credit program.

Core Courses:
BIOC 301General Biochemistry3
CLBI 301Cell Biology3
MPBP 301Human Physiology & Pharm I4
BIOC 302General Biochemistry3
PHRM 308Integrative Physiol. & Pharm.3
The following anatomy course or others as approved by the Director:
ANNB 300Human Gross Anatomy6
1 from the following statistics course or others as approved by the Director:
Quality in Healthcare
Multi Analysis Clin&Trans Res
Biostatistics I:App Rsch in PH
Adv Statistical Methods I
Choose at least 2 electives from the following or other health-related courses approved by the Director (core and elective credits must combine for an overall total of at least 30 credits):
Proteins I: Structure&Function
Cancer Biology
Advanced Medical Microbiology
Eukaryotic Virology
Molecular Control of the Cell
Medical Master's Capstone (only 1 Capstone course allowed)
Understanding Human Pregnancy
Public Health & Health Policy
Epidemiology I
Biostatistics I:App Rsch in PH
Environmental Public Health
Pol,Org & Finance in Hlth Care
Social&Behavioral Public Hlth
Epidemiology 2
Food Systems & Public Hlth
One Health: Zoonoses
Medical Cannabis
Molecules & Medicine
Topics Molecular&Cell Pharm
Milestones in Pharmacology
Medical Master's Capstone (only 1 Capstone course allowed)
Emergency Medicine Research I

Comprehensive Examination

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.