Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

Online M.S. in Medical Science

In one year, you can obtain a powerful advantage for medical, dental or other professional health schools. Study 100% online. No GRE required. No application fee.

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What You Need to Beat the Odds and Achieve Your Dream

“Applicants to medical school soared by a record-setting 17.8% for the 2021-22 school year,” according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The competition is fierce across the board, and while it can be intimidating to look at the statistics, you can get accepted into the top medical, dental or other professional health schools with the right support, no matter where you are in your journey. You can get ahead of what are often reported to be the biggest academic and professional challenges for first-year students.

The result is a boost in your candidacy. In fact, several professional health schools said that they would absolutely recruit Baylor graduates from this type of post-baccalaureate pre-med or pre-dental program.

Experience what it’s like to learn from world-renowned faculty at a prestigious institution, within a dynamic Christian community.

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Rigorous focus on biomedical science coursework to get you ahead of others

Holistic approach to medicine that integrates medical ethics from a Christian perspective

Faculty guidance and mentorship throughout the program

Faculty letters of recommendation and application workshops

Flexible application requirements including optional MCAT/DAT/GRE and any undergraduate major (as long as prerequisites are completed)

Weekly required synchronous meetings to build relationships with professors and colleagues

Three start terms per year in the fall, spring and summer

Free application to easily get started

5.5% Average acceptance rate for U.S. News-ranked medical schools
36.3% National percentage of applicants to medical school who matriculated
6.7% Average acceptance rate for QS-ranked dental schools in the nation
53.8% National percentage of applicants to dental schools who enrolled

Applicant data from the Association of Medical Colleges and the American Dental Education Association for 2021 entering classes. Ranked schools using 2023 U.S. News & World Report and QS World University Rankings.

Don’t let the stats stop you. We’re here to help you overcome them.

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A Preeminent Christian Research University

Baylor University’s vision affirms that the world needs a preeminent research university that is unambiguously Christian. In 2021, Baylor was recognized as an R1 research institution, a significant benchmark in the University’s continued focus and investment in research at the highest levels. Through top-tier research and scholarship, R1 universities bring their voice to bear in addressing our world’s most meaningful challenges. As Baylor achieves preeminence as a Christian research university, it enables researchers throughout the University to infuse the quest for solutions, at the highest levels, with Baylor’s distinct voice and mission.

You can do the same. You can achieve your goals by implementing the highest levels of scholarship into your career. You can study at a preeminent Christian university with Baylor.

Baylor has been named among the nation’s top 10 Most Trusted Universities by Morning Consult.


 
The top 10 Most Trusted Universities are: Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Yale University, Harvard University, Baylor University, Princeton University

Damaris Flores

Damaris Flores

Class of 2021

Enrolling in a completely virtual program has exceeded my expectations. The cohort and the professors have established a caring community—just as I remember campus and academic life back at Baylor.”

Before taking [Medical Ethics], I thought nothing was going to change my mind about where I stood on certain things. Now, I’m more open-minded. I see where the other opinions and beliefs are coming from.”

Lesly Gil

Lesly Gil

M.S. Medical Science Student

Program Details

Admissions & Application Process

Application Deadlines

Term Priority Final Deadline Classes Start
Summer 2024 March 15, 2024 April 15, 2024 May 6, 2024*
Fall 2024 July 15, 2024 Aug. 1, 2024 Sept. 3, 2024
Spring 2025 Nov. 15, 2024 Dec. 15, 2024 Jan. 6, 2025

*Please note: Applicants graduating in May will need to apply for the Fall or Spring semesters.

Students may have a bachelor’s degree in any field but health professional school prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment at Baylor University. The program will not fulfill undergraduate medical-based professional school prerequisites. Prior to admission, applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses, all with grades of a C or better. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from their completed undergraduate degree.

According to the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Services (TMDSAS), these are the following prerequisite courses needed for Medical and Dental School admissions.

  • Biological Sciences – 14 semester hours (12 semester hours of lecture & 2 semester hours of formal lab) or 21 quarter hours (18 quarter lecture hours & 3 quarter lab hours) of Biological Science.
  • General Chemistry – 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of General Chemistry, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab).
  • Organic Chemistry – 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of Organic Chemistry, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab).
  • Biochemistry – 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Biochemistry.
  • Physics – 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of Physics, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab)
  • English – 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours of college English.
  • Statistics – 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Statistics.

Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from their completed undergraduate degree.

  • Biological Sciences – 14 semester hours (12 semester hours of lecture & 2 semester hours of formal lab) or 21 quarter hours (18 quarter lecture hours & 3 quarter lab hours) of Biological Science.
  • General Chemistry – 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of General Chemistry, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab).
  • Organic Chemistry – 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of Organic Chemistry, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab).
  • Biochemistry – 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Biochemistry.
  • Physics – 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of Physics, including the corresponding laboratory experience. (8 semester hours = 6 hours of lecture & 2 hours of lab; 12 quarter hours = 9 hours of lecture & 3 hours of lab)
  • English – 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours of college English.
  • Statistics – 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Statistics.

 
The applicant will be notified to record a video interview if meeting the minimum criteria. Other materials include:

  • Standardized test scores (optional): GRE or MCAT or DAT
  • Personal Statement –one page statement that highlights the applicant’s strength as an applicant, motivation for this program, and relevant extracurricular activities
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (one from a science faculty member)

Tuition & Financial Aid

To be considered for federal, state and Baylor need-based financial aid including loans, grants, and need-based Baylor scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no fee to complete the FAFSA. If at all possible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to access your most recent income tax return(s).

Baylor’s school code is 003545. Baylor normally receives results of the FAFSA within two to three business days.

Estimated Program Costs

The cost per credit hour is $1,100.00, plus a university fee of $100.00 per term. For the entire 33-credit-hour program, the total cost is $36,600.00, plus books.

Proposed Curriculum

Spring Term [11 credit hours]

  • MSMS 5300 Medical/Biostatistics [3 credit hours]
  • MSMS 5440 Cardiopulmonary Physiology [4 credit hours]
  • MSMS 5201 Intro to Clinical Research & Evidence-Based Decision Making [2 credit hours]
  • MSMS 5250 Medical Ethics from a Christian Perspective [2 credit hours]

Summer Term [10 credit hours]

  • MSMS 5500 Advanced Human Anatomy [5 credit hours]
  • BIO 5220 Pathophysiology [2 credit hours]
  • CHE 5380 Principles of Biochemistry [3 credit hours]

Fall Term [12 credit hours]

  • MSMS 5350 Pharmacology [3 credit hours]
  • MSMS 5202 Intro to Physical Exam Skills & Patient Communication [2 credit hours]
  • MSMS 5260 U.S. Health Industry & Health Disparities in the United States [2 credit hours]
  • BIO 5432 Microbiology & Immunology [4 credit hours]
  • MSMS 5100 Seminar (Grad school preparation) [1 credit hour]

Total Credit Hours: 33

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