The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) is an integrated,
multidisciplinary interdepartmental program in the basic medical
sciences that is designed to provide trainees with a broad-based
one-year core curriculum followed by a comprehensive examination leading
to the Masters (MS) degree.
Our Institution is committed to the development of independent,
competitive and well-trained professionals with strong interpersonal
communication skills. The major goals of the MS Program in Medical
Sciences are to further develop students who have the necessary skills
and knowledge to pursue competitive research and academic careers.
The program is limited to graduates holding a bachelorís degree and may
be used to:
Supplement an undergraduate record
with an enhanced science preparation in order to become eligible for
admission to any of the health fields professions.
Enhance the studentís possibilities
of being accepted into the Ponce School of Medicine and Health
Sciences (PSMHS) Medical Education (MD) Program by demonstrating
added competence in the required sciences.
This one (1) year program
consists of 40 credits taken over two (2) semesters (Fall and Spring).
Students are trained in human biology and medicine to improve their
academic credentials for admission to professional schools. Those
enrolled in this program take basic science courses, along with doctoral
and medicine students. Courses offered include anatomy, histology,
neurosciences, biochemistry, microbiology and physiology.
Bachelorís degree. The courses
required for admission are (to be included in the bachelorís
*(Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Sciences,
In addition to the above requirements, we strongly recommend
course work in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics,
Microbiology, Liberal Arts and/or Humanities.
ē Fully bilingual in English and Spanish (read, write, speak
ē Minimum GPA & SGPA of 2.7 (on a four point scale),
ē Have taken the MCAT
The completion of a graduate degree in science or health
allied field may be used to substitute the GPA and science
GPA of the bachelorís degree
How to Apply
Application for Admission to the Master of Science in Medical Sciences
can be downloaded or obtained personally at our Admissions
Applicants must submit the following documents:
- Official transcript from all undergraduate
and graduate schools attended.
- Three letters of recommendation
written by individuals familiar with the applicantís professional
work and skills.
- Certificate of No Penal Record
- Application processing fee of $50
- Curriculum Vitae(CV)
Applications are being accepted.
Upon acceptance, we require a Health Certificate from the Department
of Health of PR, a physical exam and evidence of up to date
immunization record that must include Varicella, Td Adult (no more
than 10 years), MMR and Hepatitis B.
$25,193.00 annual ($12,596.50 per semester)
$37,825.00 annual ($18,912.50 per semester)
* plus applicable fees
Tuition and Fees are payable on Registration, Ponce School of
Medicine and Health Sciences reserves the right to increase the
tuition or other fees as deemed necessary.