Preclinical Sciences

Mercer University

24 months
762 USD/credit
762 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Preclinical Sciences (MSPCS) Program is a 32-week curriculum composed of 31 credit hours of biomedical sciences that are foundational to the practice of clinical medicine and the development of biomedical research.


The MSPCS prepares its graduates for careers in science teaching, academic laboratory research, publishing or policymaking and for the pursuit of advanced research degrees in biomedical sciences or professional degrees in healthcare.

The MSPCS competencies for its graduates are their ability to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific knowledge that is the basis for medicine and research and to display critical thinking skills in the application of that knowledge.

These outcomes will be achieved through studies in 7 courses covering topics in anatomy, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, embryology, genetics, histology, immunology, microbiology, physiology, and virology.

The Program culminates for each student with a ‘capstone’ experience that exercises the student’s critical thinking about and communication of biomedical sciences, which are skills necessary in advanced graduate-level studies and in scientific research, writing, or education careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Human Immunity
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Development
  • Preclinical Sciences Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    762 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 762 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    762 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 762 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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Preclinical Sciences
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