Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements: MS in Medical Sciences

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 cohort of the Master of Science in Medical Sciences.

Pre-requisite Course Requirements:

Applicants must have successfully completed the following courses 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)

GPA Recommendation:

3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average recommended. All undergraduate and graduate coursework, whether included in the GPA calculation from your degree-granting institution or not, will be considered when determining the cumulative GPA for admission to this program.

Application Requirements

Apply now to join our next cohort and start your advanced health sciences studies during the 2022 fall semester. We encourage applicants to submit early, since there are limited seats available within each incoming class. Submit the materials below along with an application through the PostbacCAS.

Online Application

Complete and submit the online application and application fee through the common application, PostbacCAS. All materials should be submitted directly into your application through PostbacCAS.


Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, 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

We require two academic or professional letters of recommendation. 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) that details your reason for pursuing this program at Agnes Scott.
  • It is recommended that you address your health professions goals and include relevant educational, professional, or personal experiences that prepare you for success in this program.


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

GRE Requirement

Applicants with a cumulative GPA at or above 3.0 are not required to submit GRE scores. 

If your cumulative GPA is below 3.0: you are required to submit valid Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test scores taken within the last five years. Order GRE scores from ETS to go directly to Agnes Scott using the school code 5002. Applicants may apply for special consideration to waive the GRE requirement after submitting their PostBacCAS application.  

PostbacCAS Application Fee

The PostbacCAS uses a two-tier processing fee structure. Visit their website for details.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for fall 2022 admission. Below are the deadlines for Agnes Scott to receive complete application files**:

  • Priority Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Regular Deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Regular Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Final Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Space Available Deadline: June 1, 2022

**Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis starting on October 1, 2021. If space is available, we will continue to review applications and admit students until May 1, 2022.

Important Considerations

Applicants should take time to review these important considerations before applying into our Master of Science in Medical Sciences program:

  • Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, 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 contains all of the required components; incomplete files will not be reviewed. We recommend applicants submit their materials and application to the PostBacCAS 2-4 weeks prior to our deadline.
  • Admitted students typically have two weeks from the date of the admission letter to accept the offer of admission and submit a $350 non-refundable enrollment deposit.

Contact us at if you have any questions about the application process.

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Rachael  Nicholos Zaka

Rachael Nicholos Zakas

Graduate and Post-Bacc Admission Counselor

Phone: 404.471.6894

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