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MS in Medical Sciences

MS in Medical Sciences

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    110
  • Study Level Masters
  • Scholarships No
The Master of Science in Medical Sciences Program (MAMS) is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field. The program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to professional school. In its 30-year history, many of the 2,000 graduates of the MAMS program have gone on to pursue careers as physicians, other health care providers, and biomedical researchers. The curriculum in the MS in Medical Sciences Program contains much of the same material taught in the first-year medical curriculum at Boston University School of Medicine and several medical school-level courses are offered including Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BI 751), Medical Physiology (PH 730/731), and Medical Immunology (PA 510). Other graduate-level courses allow students to explore additional areas of medicine and biomedical research. The MAMS program is a 32-credit program that can be completed in four semesters in either one or two calendar years. The curriculum and tuition for the program are identical for both the one- and two-year options. A laboratory- or literature-based thesis is required and many students elect to complete the program in two years, using the second year to gain valuable research experience. In addition to coursework in the medical sciences, students may also opt to pursue interests in other areas, such as public health, mental health counseling & behavioral medicine, clinical investigation, or nutrition, by entering a concentration or dual degree program. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 32 graduate credit hours in four semesters. At least 24 of the credits must be obtained from required and elective coursework and up to 8 credits may be obtained from thesis research. The four-semester requirement can be satisfied in 12 calendar months by registering for Fall, Spring and the two Summer semesters, or in 24 calendar months by registering for Fall and Spring semesters in two consecutive years. The original thesis may be completed through a laboratory- or literature-based research project and is carried out under the guidance of a faculty member in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Research may be conducted at either Boston University School of Medicine or another institution of the student’s choosing.

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