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Master of Science in Medical Science
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Master of Science in Medical Science 

Elevate your health care career and access a world-class educational journey through the cutting-edge Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) program at National University of Health Sciences.  

Enhance Your Odds of Acceptance into Medical School 

In this one year program, you will have the opportunity to elevate your academic achievements, improve your Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores, and secure a competitive edge when applying or reapplying to medical school, dental school, physician assistant programs, or other highly competitive health professional schools.  

Equip Yourself for Success in Board and Licensure Examinations  

NUHS utilizes USMLE-styled assessments to enhance existing educational models, fostering effective learning. This approach readies you for the types of questions you will encounter on forthcoming admissions, board, and licensure exams. 

Locations: Illinois

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Why Earn an MSMS at NUHS?

A History of Integrated Learning  

For more than 110 years, NUHS has been the leader in integrative teaching, training and treatment with a focus on enabling you to work effectively with other health care professionals. 

Guaranteed Medical School Interviews  

The top 20% of MSMS Graduates are eligible for guaranteed medical school interviews at our partner institution, Ponce Health Sciences University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Affordable Program

The MSMS program at NUHS is competitively priced among other institutions offering similar programs. You may also be eligible to receive Financial Aid.

Science-focused Facilities

By studying at a health-sciences institution, you will have access to technologically advanced and interactive tools such as the Anatomage Table and a health sciences focused library.

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Message from the MSMS Program Director

Welcome to the Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) program at National University of Health Sciences. We are thrilled to welcome you to our vibrant and dedicated community of aspiring healthcare professionals. Your journey to this point has undoubtedly been marked by determination, perseverance, and a passion for making a difference in the world of medicine.

For many, the path to medical school has been paved with challenges. Your interest in this program is a testament to your unwavering commitment to your dreams. Whether you’re interested in securing a position in medical school, nursing, physician assistant, pharmaceutical sciences, or a chiropractic or naturopathic medicine program, we’re looking forward to helping you succeed.

The MSMS program we developed with Tiber Health provides one-of-a-kind student analytics and a dynamic classroom model that monitors student progress in real-time, including predictive data analytics on how students will perform on USMLE or MCAT Exams.

At National University of Health Sciences, you will have the opportunity to attend classes in a medical school environment amongst like-minded students who are earning their master’s and doctorate degrees in various healthcare fields. You’ll utilize an extensive medical library—all at a cost-effective rate in comparison to competitors.

As you embark on this new chapter, know that you are not alone. Our faculty, staff, and fellow students are here to help you reach your goals. We believe in the strength that comes from diversity and the unique perspectives each of you brings to our program.

We are honored to have you as part of our community, and we can’t wait to see the incredible things you will achieve!

Kathryn Rioch EdD, MS, RDN, LDN
Program Director, Master of Science in Medical Science

Multiple Career Opportunities

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Chiropractic Medicine

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Naturopathic Medicine

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Medical Research

MSMS Accreditation 

NUHS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and all academic programs must be approved by HLC prior to initiation. In 2023, the MSMS program received HLC approval for instruction and is therefore accredited by HLC.  

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