Medical Sciences (Master of Science)
Pursue your passion in health care.
Gain an in-depth understanding of medical sciences and learn to apply it in an academic or clinical environment through Creighton University’s Master of Science in Medical Sciences program. This 11-month master’s program can lead to the next step in your career as a medical sciences teacher, further graduate study, or a career in a health care profession such as medicine or dentistry.
Graduates will gain a mastery of medical sciences concepts that they can apply to their career. The number of jobs that require a master’s degree in medical sciences are projected to rise more than 8 percent over the next decade with a median annual salary of $89,000.
Learn to care for the whole person – in more ways than one.
In this program, you’ll take courses in everything from human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy to pathology, surgery, radiology and embryology. Before working as a teaching assistant, you’ll have the opportunity to dissect the human body, attend autopsies and surgeries, and discuss critical scenarios with other students in your cohort.
True to Creighton’s dedication to Ignatian values, students in the medical sciences master’s program learn to care for the whole person – from a clinical and service standpoint. In addition to your coursework, you’ll take time to give back to the community through service projects with local high schools and community colleges.
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To earn the Master of Science in Medical Sciences degree at Creighton University, you must complete 34 credits:
Semester One (Students must begin in Fall Semester)
- Foundations of Medicine
- Human Gross Anatomy
- Microscopic Anatomy
- Human Physiology
- Clinical Embryology
Semester Two (Spring)
- Medical Ethics and Humanities
- Clinical Rotations
- Introduction to Capstone Project
Clinical Anatomy Track:
- Human Neuroanatomy
- Education Techniques in Gross Anatomy
- Teaching Practicum in Human Anatomy
Biomedical Sciences Track:
- Principles of Biochemistry
- Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
- Research Methods
Semester Three (Summer thru June)
- Capstone Project
Goals of the program along with detailed course descriptions can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.
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- be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- have earned at least a B.S. or B.A. with a strong science component. For graduates with a degree from a non-biology or non-chemistry program, coursework requires an advanced biology course (e.g. a 300-level cell/molecular/developmental biology) and statistics.
- have attained at least a 3.0 grade point average.
- complete application & $50 application fee
- submit official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
- submit three letters of recommendation; two of three letters must be from an assistant, associate, or full professor.
- Three letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
- Take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Use school code 6121 for this program. This program may also accept other test scores in lieu of a GRE score. Contact gradschool [at] creighton [dot] edu (gradschool [at] creighton [dot] edu )for more information.
- complete a personal statement essay in which the applicant reflects on their motivation for admission to this program
- have the ability to meet the Creighton University School of Medicine’s technical standards.
A personal Zoom-based interview will be requested of all highly-qualified applicants.
For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu
Program Start Date
Applicants are encouraged to submit their completed application early as the application process can take several weeks to complete. Applicants who have applied to the School of Medicine MD program can request to have their file sent to us. Contact Kathy Slattery, School of Medicine Admissions Officer, for assistance.