Image MS in Medical Sciences Office of Biomedical Education Prospective Students MS Program Applications Students may apply for entry into the MS in Medical Sciences program in either the fall or spring semesters. For the best chances of gaining admission to the program, an applicant should have one year of general or inorganic chemistry, one year of organic chemistry (or one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of biochemistry) and at least one year of biology. Apply Now Broad, Interdisciplinary Degree Program The MS in Medical Sciences may be used as a stand-alone degree by students seeking career enhancement in fields such as basic biomedical research, the pharmaceutical industry, or the health science professions; by students seeking credentials in the biomedical sciences as a preliminary to applying for medical school or other health sciences professional programs; or by students seeking to enhance their knowledge base prior to choosing a career direction. The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Sciences is a broad, interdisciplinary degree program that draws on the academic and research expertise of the College of Medicine Basic Science Departments. The MS in Medical Sciences may also provide supplemental or joint training for practitioners in the health professions (physicians, dentists, pharmacists) or students in professional health science programs, based on individual career goals and research training needs. The program can be completed in 18 to 24 months. Participating Departments Neuroscience Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics Toxicology and Cancer Biology Physiology Application Information Students may apply for entry into the MS in Medical Sciences program in either the Fall or Spring semesters. Curriculum Students entering the MS in medical sciences can choose either a thesis option, or a non-thesis option. Testimonials Read the testimonies from previous students of our program, and find out what makes UK a great place to learn! FAQs Have more questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for quick answers about our program.