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Master of Science in Medical Science

The Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) Program at Indiana University School of Medicine is a two-year program designed to enhance the preparation and confidence of students 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 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.


A pre-application screening must be completed in order for an invitation to be extended to complete an official application. Official application submissions are by invitation only.

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The MSMS program has a new scholarship option available for students who enter in summer 2024.

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

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Curriculum for the program is taught by faculty from IU School of Medicine and Indiana University Indianapolis.

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

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