Medical Sciences Accelerated

Master of Science

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Program Overview

Distinguish yourself with graduate level coursework to prepare for the competitive medical and health professions programs application process.

Building on decades of preparing students for careers in medicine, the Master of Science in Medical Sciences Accelerated program offers students a year of intense study and practical clinical experience.

This graduate program is designed for students who have already completed pre-medical coursework and seek advanced study, whether to prepare for medical school, or pursuing other health professions programs or related professional opportunities.

The global pandemic spotlights how health professionals are key to addressing the intellectual and social challenges of our time. In addition to the rigorous advanced study of laboratory sciences, our medical sciences accelerated students also gain an understanding of health disparities and the ethical issues that arise during medical research and patient care.

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What You'll Learn

Our accelerated 12-month, cohort-based, in-person graduate program in Medical Sciences features comprehensive studies in advanced laboratory sciences and a comprehensive test preparation course to equip you with the tools to apply for the professional school of your choice. You'll benefit from:

  • Academic partnerships, including a linkage agreement with Morehouse School of Medicine
  • A clinical practicum course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience that involves direct patient care
  • Small class sizes and a cohort model to support you as you build a network beyond graduate school

Program Highlights

Health Professions Advisor & Personalized Committee Letter

Our graduate medical sciences students work with a team of health professions advisors who are experienced in providing you with the necessary support through intentional academic advising, personal statement and/or resume development and guidance through the application process for the health professions program of your choice.

Students who successfully complete our medical sciences program in good standing will also receive personalized, detailed committee letters for their health professions application. Each committee letter is tailored to your specific application needs for each institution where you are applying. This service is available to you within two years of program completion.

Health Professions Advising

Linkage Agreement with Morehouse School of Medicine

Agnes Scott College and Morehouse School of Medicine are partners with a linkage agreement for Medical Sciences master’s students who meet specific criteria. Students enrolled full-time in this master's program are eligible to apply for this linkage to the MD degree at the Morehouse University School of Medicine.

Learn more about this linkage

Test Preparation Course Included

Students in this program will complete an MCAT (GRE, DAT, or related) test preparation course based on the health profession they plan to pursue. Offered through Princeton Review, students will complete the MCAT course together during their program and at no additional cost.

Meet the Faculty

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Carmen Carrion

Visiting Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

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Timothy S. Finco

Professor of Biology

Erica Harris

Erica V. Harris

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Nathan Hutcheson

Visiting Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences

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Shoshana Katzman

Acting Director and Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

Jennifer Larimore

Jennifer L. Larimore

Associate Professor of Biology

Amy Patterson

Amy E. Patterson

Associate Professor of Public Health

Srebrenka Robic

Srebrenka Robic

Professor of Biology

Advancing into Competitive Medical Programs

Agnes Scott's qualified pre-medical students boast an acceptance rate of close to 90% into the health professions school of their choice.*

Many of our recent students have been accepted into the following prestigious institutions:

  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Mercer University
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • PCOM (Georgia Campus)
  • Stanford University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas
  • VCOM (Auburn Campus)
  • Vanderbilt University
*Based on qualified students who completed our post-bacc pre-med program between 2014-2020 and who scored =/+ the 50th percentile on the MCAT.

  • Medical Doctor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry

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