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.
Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Office of Biomedical Education
MS-415 Medical Sciences Building
Lexington, KY 40536-0298
201A Gillis Building
College of Medicine
UK Medical Center MN 150
Lexington KY, USA 40536-0298