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Master of Science in Medical Sciences

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Medical Sciences program at OSU Center for Health Sciences (CHS) provides academic enhancement and professional development to both aspiring applicants to health-related professional degree programs and students who are currently matriculated in professional medical degree programs. The MSMS program strengthens the transdisciplinary knowledge and professional skills of students by offering coursework from the OSU-CHS Schools of Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Sciences, Global Health, and Health Care Administration.


The following courses, which make up the Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences degree, are *recommended for M.S. students in the Medical Sciences Graduate Program:

  • BIOM 5122 Intro Survey Human Structure
  • BIOM 5616 Graduate Biomedical Physiology
  • BIOM 5215 Medical Biochemistry
  • BIOM 5316 Medical Microbiology and Immunology

*flexible substitutions for recommended courses are made by a student’s Faculty Advisory Committee during a student’s second semester.


In addition to these recommended courses, students must take additional coursework as described below:

  • M.S. non-thesis: 32 credit hours total (30 hours of coursework and 2 hours of capstone)
  • A capstone project would be an independent study project (2 credit hours) aligned with the individual student’s academic and career goals.

View list of available Biomedical Sciences courses and descriptions.

View list of available Global Health course and descriptions.

View list of available Health Care Administration courses and descriptions.



  • Completed Baccalaureate degree
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed coursework in the physical and life sciences (e.g., biology and chemistry)
  • Submit Statement of Purpose describing your personal career goals and how the master’s degree will support those goals, as well as a brief description of experience or qualifications.
  • International students for whom English is a second language are required to have earned a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (213 computer based or 79 Internet based).



Full-time students typically complete the 32-credit hour program in two years. Students are encouraged to enroll full-time and complete the degree requirements within a maximum of seven years.


Cost & Assistance

Students enrolled in the Medical Sciences Graduate MS program will complete 32 credit hours during the course of their studies. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2023-2024 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on the Bursar website.

2023 - 2024 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour $233.80 879.75


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