A Master’s Curriculum Identical to the First Year of Medical School

Each course in the Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) program is designed to improve the credentials of its students for entry into medical school and other professional health schools.

We do this with a science-based, one-year core curriculum that mirrors the first year of LCME-accredited medical school curriculum, so students are ready for what’s ahead. 

The MSMS consists of 11 courses in a broad range of sciences totaling 42 credit hours. The MSMS program on the St. Louis campus as well as the MSMS Remote program consist of two full-time semesters, while the online MSMS is made up of five part-time semesters.

The MSMS courses include:

  • Anatomy
  • Histology & Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Medical Ethics

MSMS Program Overview


On Campus: 10 months (2 semesters)
Online: 20 months
Remote: 12 months (2 semesters, summer break)


42 hours


On Campus:
June 30, 2024 (Fall 2024 Start)

May 2, 2024 (Summer 2024 Start)

December 15, 2024 (Spring 2025 Start)

30junAll DayMSMS Remote Application Deadline for Fall 2024

30junAll DayMSMS On Campus Application Deadline for Fall 2024

20aug12:00 am11:59 pmMSMS Online Application Deadline for Fall 2024


The MSMS is an integrated, interdisciplinary program in the basic medical sciences, designed to train students in a broad-based, one-year curriculum to help gain admission to a professional health program or start their career in healthcare.