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The Master of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences) program is designed to prepare students for a career in medical sciences research or for those students wishing to enter medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant and pharmacy schools. This degree can be completed in one calendar year. Unlike many programs, most courses are offered both fall and spring, enabling the student to mix and match course load each semester, giving him/her great flexibility in designing the class sequence.
This biology degree is a unique opportunity for students to take courses taught at Medical School level as a way to prepare for Medical School. Typically, the first year Medical School curriculum will include: Human Gross Anatomy, Medical Physiology, Biochemistry, Histology, Human Neuroanatomy and Human Embryology. Pharmacology is usually taught during the second year of Medical School.
Mississippi College offers medical sciences courses that closely align with what is taught at the Medical School. You can begin the program in the summer, fall or spring terms. Most students will take 13-14 semester hours fall and spring terms and complete the 33-hour requirement the following summer term. While most students complete the program in 12 months, students may extend the program beyond that time frame.
While being a student in the Medical Sciences Master's degree program, you will have the opportunity to take the National Board of Medical Examiners subject exams commonly called "Shelf Exams."
Are you interested in biology courses in Mississippi? Apply today to Mississippi College’s Master of Science in Biology degree program.