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Medical Sciences Accelerated Admission Requirements

Apply now to join our next cohort of this in-person, 12-month program and start your advanced health sciences studies during the 2024 summer or fall semester. No GRE needed to apply.

Application Deadlines

Below are the deadlines for applications based on your desired term of entry*:

Summer 2024 Applicants:

  • Early Action Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: November 15, 2023
  • Regular Deadline and International Application Deadline: February 15, 2024
  • Final Deadline: April 15, 2024
Fall 2024 Applicants:
  • Early Action Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: November 15, 2023
  • Regular Deadline: February 15, 2024
  • International Applicant Deadline: April 15, 2024
  • Final Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Space Available Deadline: July 15, 2024

*Important Note: It takes approximately 2-weeks for applications to be processed and verified by the PostBacCAS. Agnes Scott will only begin processing verified applications.

Prerequisite Requirements

Completion of the following courses in-person at the undergraduate level within the last five years:

  • General Biology w/laboratory (one year)
  • General Chemistry w/laboratory (one year)
  • Organic Chemistry w/laboratory (one year)
  • General Physics w/laboratory (one year)
Important Notes: Applicants who have NOT completed over 4 of the foundational science classes within the last five years must apply into one of our Post-Bacc graduate certificate programs.

GPA Requirement

3.5 minimum cumulative grade point average - AND -3.3 minimum BCPM grade point average. 

  • Cumulative GPAs include all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed from all post-secondary institutions, whether or not a degree was received from a given institution.

Important Notes: Applicants who have completed the prerequisites above and have a cumulative GPA of 3.49 or below must apply to our Medical Sciences Traditional master’s program.

Application Requirements

Applicants should only apply for one Medical Sciences master's program offered at Agnes Scott. Details below pertain to our in-person, accelerated medical sciences master's degree. Submit the materials below along with the application based on your desired term of entry for the "Master of Science in Medical Sciences - Accelerated" program in the PostbacCAS.

Online Application

Complete and submit the online application, all application materials and the application fee through the common application, PostbacCAS

  • Once verified by PostbacCAS, you will receive a confirmation from our graduate admission team. It takes approximately 2-weeks for applications to be processed and verified by PostbacCAS. Keep in mind – the sooner PostbacCAS receives all your materials, the sooner you receive your admission decision.

PostbacCAS Application Fee


Submit to PostbacCAS: Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, whether you completed a degree at that institution or not, with one showing completion of a 4-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

  • If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, an official Evaluation of Foreign Credentials is required along with copies of transcripts.
  • All applicants that attended a non-U.S. institution must be able to document their degree as being equivalent to that of a four-year bachelor’s degree awarded by an accredited United States college or university. Applicants must have their foreign credentials evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The evaluation must include: course by course description, documenting equivalence to a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree (or the number of years toward completion and grade point average).

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation submitted to PostbacCAS are required. Only academic or professional recommendations will be allowed. Academic recommendations are encouraged. If you have been out of school for 2+ years, professional recommendations are accepted.

Statement of Purpose

This is your chance to provide us a glimpse of who you are and why you want to be considered for this program.

  • Submit a one-page, single-spaced (or two-page, double-spaced) statement to PostbacCAS that details your reason for pursuing this program at Agnes Scott.


Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to PostbacCAS that reflects your experience. This resume can include full-time or part-time positions, internships, and/or volunteer experience. 

Important Considerations

  • Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis after the first deadline, so early application submission is encouraged for this competitive program.
  • A review of an application will occur only after the file has been submitted and verified by PostbacCAS - incomplete files will not be reviewed.
  • We recommend applicants submit their materials and application to the PostbacCAS 2-4 weeks prior to our deadline.

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