The Master’s of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) is a broad interdisciplinary degree program housed in the College of Medicine. Participating Departments and Centers include Behavioral Sciences; Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences; Toxicology and Cancer Biology; Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics; Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry; Neuroscience; and Physiology. The MSMS may be used as a stand-alone degree by students seeking career enhancement in fields such as basic biomedical research, the pharmaceutical industry, or the health science professions; by students seeking academic credentials in the biomedical sciences prior to applying for medical school or other health related professional degree programs; or by students seeking to enhance their knowledge base prior to choosing a career direction.
The Medical Sciences program encompasses the disciplines of behavioral science; nutritional sciences; toxicology; microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics; molecular and biomedical pharmacology; molecular and cellular biochemistry; neuroscience and physiology. The student, in cooperation with the major professor/thesis advisor and the student’s Advisory Committee, will determine the elective course work in the area of specialization and in related basic sciences.
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|GRE or GMAT||GRE (accept MCAT and/or DAT in lieu of the GRE)|
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|Spring App Deadline||International applicants (August 15); Domestic applicants (November 1).|
|Summer App Deadline||Applications not accepted.|
|Fall App Deadline||International applicants (March 15); Domestic applicants (June 1).|
|Number of Recommendations||3 Letters of Recommendation.|
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University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Office of Biomedical Education
MS-415 Medical Sciences Building
Lexington, KY 40536-0298
201A Gillis Building
Dr. Melinda Wilson
Director of Graduate Studies
College of Medicinemelinda.firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Medicine
UK Medical Center MN 150
Lexington KY, USA 40536-0298
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