Master of Science in Medical Science

Master of Science in Medical Science

The Master of Science (MS) program in Medical Science is a 100% online program designed to prepare graduates to pursue further academic training in medicine, dentistry, other professional health schools, or doctorates in research science by completing a rigorous combination of multidisciplinary courses. The MS Medical Science program is designed to elevate students’ credentials for professional program admissions.

Baylor University’s specialized master’s program (SMP) provides students a Christian community in which to grow academically and professionally while preparing for their next journey in the health profession field. With world-renowned faculty from a Carnegie tier-one research university, students will learn to apply their academic knowledge with an evidence-based approach to healthcare. Joining the Baylor family is an opportunity to experience a top academic environment within a dynamic Christian community.

Key Components of the MS Program:

  • Non-Thesis
  • 100% Online
  • Faculty Mentorship
  • Exam Prep & Books (MCAT, DAT, GRE)
  • Interview Prep
  • Application Workshops
  • Rigorous Biomedical Science Coursework
  • Christian Ethics in Medicine
  • Faculty Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical-Based Professional Schools Fair

Why a specialized master’s program (SMP)?

According to Forbes, from 2002-2019, professional school applications increased by 6% while Medical School Applications increased by 18%. Forbes also notes an increase in applications for medical-based professional programs overall while the number of open seats in professional programs only grows approximately 3% annually nationwide. Also, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in the 2021-2022 academic year, only 35% of applicants to medical school programs enrolled into medical school. In Texas, the matriculation rates into medical school (25.1%) and dental school (24%) are even lower. Therefore, there is an increase in students who have missed the opportunity to start a medical or dental school program immediately following the completion of their undergraduate prerequisites.

Baylor’s MSMS addresses these statistics, giving students the tools and support they need to beat these odds and put them on the path to realizing their career aspirations while completing a master’s degree.

Baylor University’s SMP provides students with the following:
  • Medical and Dental School Academic Pace
  • Rigorous Curriculum
  • Faculty Guidance and Mentorship
  • Exam Preparation Included

Application Deadlines

Term Application Opens Priority Deadline Final Deadline Classes Start
Spring 2023 Oct. 18, 2022 Nov. 1, 2022 Dec. 15, 2022 Jan. 9, 2023
Summer 2023 Dec. 5, 2022 Mar. 15, 2023 Apr. 1, 2023 May 8, 2023*
Fall 2023 Apr. 5, 2023 July 15, 2023 Aug. 1, 2023 Sept. 5, 2023

*Please note: Applicants graduating in May will need to apply for the Fall or Spring semesters.

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