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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Medical Sciences

Impacting The Healthcare Landscape

The field of medical science has seen a renewed focus on global health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and opportunities abound for those engaged in research and development. With an MS in Medical Sciences from Western New England University, you'll be ready to make the most of these emerging opportunities through a well-rounded program that aligns with your personal career goals.

Why Choose the Master of Science in Medical Sciences?

For domestic and foreign graduates from medical and health professions schools, the Master of Science in Medical Sciences program at Western New England University offers a comprehensive pathway to advancing careers within the U.S. health sector. This program is designed to serve as a pivotal bridge, connecting both international and domestic educational experiences with the rigorous demands and vast opportunities of the U.S. healthcare system.

Domestic students will find this program equally beneficial as it offers a platform to enhance your academic credentials and align your training with the advanced research methodologies, healthcare practices, and interdisciplinary approaches prevalent in the U.S. Whether the goal is to gain entry into dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary, or other professional health programs, or to pursue careers in clinical work, research, public health, or healthcare administration, the MS in Medical Sciences program provides a versatile avenue to enhance skills, deepen understanding of medical sciences, and adapt to the diverse and ever-evolving healthcare environments in the U.S.

For international students, it represents a unique opportunity to align your previous training with the high standards of the U.S. health sector, facilitating a smoother transition into your desired career paths within this context. The interdisciplinary curriculum ensures that all graduates are not only prepared to enter the U.S. medical science workforce but are also equipped with a global perspective and skillset that are increasingly valued in today's interconnected healthcare landscape.

What Will You Study?

The 30-credit MS in Medical Sciences can be completed in as few as two full-time semesters (fall and spring). The curriculum builds on science-related undergraduate study, making it ideal for students holding bachelor's degrees in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, dental surgery, health sciences, health studies, medical engineering, medicine, medical lab technology, microbiology, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy, physiotherapy, surgery, or veterinary science & animal husbandry. Through coursework taught in the state-of-the-art classrooms and labs of the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, you will be well-prepared to pursue advanced education or career paths in a broad range of practices from biomedical research to healthcare administration. As a WNE graduate, you will also possess the skillsets prized by employers: divergent thinking, communication, teamwork, leadership, and an entrepreneurial mindset—essential to careers in discovery and innovation.

Top Five Reasons to Choose the MS in Medical Sciences

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Broad-based Research Opportunities

We have elective course possibilities in immunology, drug design and delivery, genetics and genetic counseling, cosmeceuticals, pharmacokinetics, and more, allowing you to tailor your education to your interests while providing the background knowledge you will need to be successful.

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Individualized Attention

WNE is committed to keeping the cohort for the MSMS small, giving you the opportunity to develop strong relationships with your peers and professors, as well as receive any necessary support along the way.

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Stand Out to the Medical Industry

This program provides outstanding preparation for a broad range of career paths in the medical industry, from public health specialist to clinical research coordinator, medical writer to medical laboratory scientist, and more.

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Mentorship and Cross-disciplinary Research

You’ll have the opportunity for mentorship, collaboration, or advisement not only by College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences faculty, but also professors from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences or Engineering.

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Excellent Preparation for Medical School or PA Programs

This program can provide another valuable credential as a steppingstone for entry into highly competitive programs.

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