M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Sciences

Boston University

12 months
58560 USD/year
58560 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Medical Sciences Program at Boston University is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field.


Key facts

The program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to professional school. In its 30-year history, many of the 2,000 graduates of the MAMS program have gone on to pursue careers as physicians, other health care providers, and biomedical researchers.

The curriculum in the MS in Medical Sciences Program at Boston University contains much of the same material taught in the first-year medical curriculum at Boston University School of Medicine and several medical school-level courses are offered including Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BI 751), Medical Physiology (PH 730/731), and Medical Immunology (PA 510). Other graduate-level courses allow students to explore additional areas of medicine and biomedical research.

The MAMS program is a 32-credit program that can be completed in four semesters in either one or two calendar years. The curriculum and tuition for the program are identical for both the one- and two-year options. A laboratory- or literature-based thesis is required and many students elect to complete the program in two years, using the second year to gain valuable research experience.

In addition to coursework in the medical sciences, students may also opt to pursue interests in other areas, such as public health, mental health counseling & behavioral medicine, clinical investigation, or nutrition, by entering a concentration or dual degree program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry & Cell Biology
  • Elementary Biostatistics
  • Biostatistics with Computer
  • Human Physiology
  • Biomedical Information

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements


  • An unofficial, English transcript of each college or university attended. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members, research advisors – or similar – in your proposed field.
  • A Personal Statement, minimum 200 words, that describes your qualifications and the objectives of your intended educational program.
  • CV/Resume.
  • Submitted transcript and letters of recommendations must be in English. 


  • International Student Data Form
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S.
  • Required financial documentation demonstrating your ability to pay for your expenses at Boston University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58560 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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