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Medical Sciences Online Accelerated

Master of Science

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Program Overview: M.S. in Medical Sciences Online Accelerated Program

Prepare for medical and other health professions programs through our Master of Science in Medical Sciences Online Accelerated program.

If you’re planning to apply to medical school or another health professions program, we can help you make the most out of your gap year.

Our 12-month (three-semester), fully online program is designed for students who have successfully completed their medical sciences prerequisites in-person and want to increase their competitive academic profile online.

Offering you the flexibility and convenience of a fully online learning experience, our accelerated M.S. in medical sciences online program begins with the summer semester. It features comprehensive studies in advanced sciences and a valuable test preparation course to enhance your medical school or other health professions application.

Asynchronous online classes explore topics such as advanced anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics of human disease and biostatistics, among others.

What You’ll Learn

Our Master of Science in Medical Sciences Online Accelerated program features pre-medical studies such as advanced studies in biomedical sciences, in addition to the comprehensive test preparation course. Our program also includes graduate-level courses in anatomy and physiology, medical cell biology, genetics, public health and medical biochemistry.

By completing our fully online curriculum and taking advantage of your dedicated health professions advising opportunities, you’ll be a more competitive applicant for medical school or other postgraduate health professions programs.

Program Highlights

Benefit From Health Professions Advising Tailored to You and Personalized Committee Letters

Work with a team of health professions advisors to develop a health care studies path personalized to help you meet your educational goals.

Eligible students also receive committee letters for your medical school or health professions applications — each letter is tailored to your specific needs. You can take advantage of this service for up to one year from the time you complete the program.

As an added perk, all medical sciences students receive an Interfolio account. Health professions advisors guide you through the process to access your committee letters and application materials in your Interfolio Dossier, which connects directly with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Your dossier will be accessible on demand for all applications.

Learn more about our personal health professions advising

MCAT Test Prep at No Additional Cost

As a student in our Master of Science in Medical Sciences Online Accelerated program, you will complete an MCAT (or GRE, DAT or related) test preparation course based on the advanced medical schooling or health profession you plan to pursue. Offered through the Princeton Review at no cost to you, all students complete the MCAT course together during their program. Students can choose between Princeton Review or Blueprint to complete their test prep course at no additional cost.

Take Advantage of Academic Relationships That Offer You More

Agnes Scott maintains strong relationships with premier health care institutions and hospitals around Atlanta, in addition to the Emory School of Medicine, Mercer School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, and more.

These partnerships give you access to networking opportunities as you complete your online M.S. in medical sciences program.

Meet the Faculty

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Thalita Abrahao

Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

Nicole Battaglioli

Nicole Battaglioli MD

Clinical Adjunct Faculty in Medical Sciences

Carlee Bishop

Carlee A. Bishop

Professor of Physics

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Carmen Carrion

Visiting Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

Erica Harris

Erica V. Harris

Assistant Professor of Biology

Jennifer Hurst-Kennedy

Jennifer Hurst-Kennedy

Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

Shoshana Katzman

Director and Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

Priya Kohli

Priya Kohli MD

Clinical Adjunct Faculty in Medical Sciences

Erica L. Peters

Erica L. Peters MD

Clinical Adjunct Faculty in Medical Sciences

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Farideh Shahbazi

Medical Sciences Faculty

Pathways and Careers With Our Online M.S. in Medical Sciences Degree

Most students in our Master of Science in Medical Sciences Online Accelerated program plan to apply to medical schools and other health professions advanced programs. During the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle, 100% of qualified Agnes Scott College master’s and post-baccalaureate students were admitted to the medical school or health professions program of their choice.*

The primary goal of this program is to prepare you for medical school and health professions programs, and this degree may also benefit students seeking other related pathways. You may choose to work in a hospital, medical practice, research organization, clinic, educational community or other broader community settings.

*Qualified applicants are defined as those who completed their program at Agnes Scott with a 3.50 GPA or higher and scored at or above the 50th percentile on the MCAT/DAT/GRE.

  • Medical Doctor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Medical scientist
  • Clinical research
  • High school or college teacher

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