Master of Science in Medical Science

The Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) Program at Indiana University School of Medicine is two-year program designed to enhance the preparation and confidence of students from disadvantaged backgrounds to be successful in a medical curriculum. Students aspiring to pursue a career in medicine may require additional skill-building experience and enhanced knowledge of learning strategies.

This unique opportunity allows students from especially disadvantaged backgrounds to work at the graduate level to gain experience in didactic instruction, problem-based learning and research. A Master of Science degree is earned upon completion of the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students within the program may choose to apply to medical school during their first or second year in the program, but only students who complete the full two-year academic curriculum will earn the MSMS degree.

This program does not guarantee admission into IU School of Medicine as a medical student. The pre-application screening is available to all interested applicants, however, the opportunity to submit an official application for the program is by invitation only.

Academics

Academics

The MSMS Program incorporates traditional didactic coursework with specialized problem-based learning and guided research opportunities.
Faculty

Faculty

Curriculum for the program is taught by faculty from IU School of Medicine and Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI).
FAQs

FAQs

From program requirements to financial assistance opportunities, a list of frequently asked questions has been compiled by the program review committee.

A Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) Program! This program guides and supports learners in preparation for success in a medical curriculum through graduate-level coursework that is supported by both a robust learning and teaching environment. Students can expect a positive and inclusive experience that embodies the core values of excellence, respect, integrity, diversity and cooperation at Indiana University School of Medicine. Read more.