The on-line MSMS pre-application and application will both be available from September 1 until March 31 annually.
The MSMS pre-application should be completed prior to a MSMS application. Applications are by invitation only.
This program is only for educationally and/or economically disadvantaged students during the time they grew up, not in their current status.
The MSMS admission process provides an individualized, thorough and holistic review of each applicant taking into account personal and academic factors including but not limited to socioeconomic and or educational criteria. No single factor is determinative.
To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Medical Science Program, the review committee takes into consideration the following examples:
- A US citizen or permanent resident.
- Disadvantaged economically and/or educationally
- The term "educationally disadvantaged" refers to both educational and social disadvantage
(1) Coming from a low-income family
(2) Coming from a limited English proficiency family (English as a second language)
(3) Attending or graduating from a high school that was on probation and/or received low per capita funding (Per student expenditure)
(4) Attending or graduating from a high school/middle/elementary at which s/he was eligible for free or reduced price lunches
(5) Coming from a family that received public assistance (e.g., Aid to families with dependent children, food stamps, Medicaid, public housing)
- An applicant is considered "economically disadvantaged" if s/he comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low-income thresholds, according to family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted for use in all health professions programs.
Family income levels are employed to evaluate economic disadvantage.
PRIOR to submitting a pre-application or application for the program, applicants should also have:
- Completed a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States by date of matriculation
- Achieved a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Completed all premedical science requirements. One year of General Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics with minimum of 2 credit hours laboratory. One semester of Biochemistry. One course in Social Science AND one course in Behavioral Science.
- Taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) achieving a minimum total score of 490 with at least a sub score of 122.5 on the Chemical and Physical Sciences, Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills, Biological and Biochemical Sciences, and Psychological, Social and Biological sections of the test
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