M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Sciences in Biology

Georgia State University

12 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medical Sciences in Biology MSc program offered at Georgia State University is designed to help students be better prepared to apply to medical school and succeed in the tough first year of coursework.


Students who have completed a bachelor's degree often encounter a “gap year” prior to applying to med school. They often need additional coursework and advising to enhance their application and make them more competitive in the selection process. Once they enter medical school, students often struggle with their first year of studies and wish they had taken key pre-med courses. The Medical Sciences in Biology MSc program offered at Georgia State University consists of 40 credit hours of relevant courses that teach concepts and skills central to the practice of medicine.

The MBMS program focuses on:

  • Mastery of specific pre-med coursework that simulates first year medical school courses,
  • Advisement with the medical school application process, and
  • A capstone course that focuses on internships and clinical research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry 
  • Applied Medical Physiology 
  • Human Physiology
  • Surgical Anatomy 
  • Pathophysiology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strict minimum GPA of 3.30 (both cumulative and science).
  • A minimum GRE score in the 40th percentile in all three categories, or a minimum MCAT score of 480. 
  • Upload ALL Official Transcripts of past academic performances.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • For non-native speakers of English, official scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Completion of all of the premed prerequisites required by medical schools:
  • One year of General Biology with labs, one year of Physics, one year of English, and two years of Chemistry with labs (inclusive of Organic Chemistry) with a grade of C or better.  Most applicants have grades of B or better. 
  • Three letters of recommendation–two of which need to be from professors.
  • Select the concentration in Medical Science as your first choice
  • Complete Biol 7240, 7250 and 7800 with a grade no lower than a B.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 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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