Applying for MSMS

Students may apply for entry into the MS in Medical Sciences program in either the Fall or Spring semesters. For the best chances of gaining admission to the program, an applicant should have one year of general or inorganic chemistry, one year of organic chemistry (or one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of biochemistry) and at least one year of biology. Applicants should meet the following requirements for admission into the Graduate School and the MS in Medical Sciences program:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.9 and graduate GPA of 3.0.
  • An average GRE score on the verbal, quantitative and analytical sections greater than the 40th percentile. Use Institution Code 1837 for submitting GRE scores to the Graduate School from the reporting agency. 
  • The MSMS program also accepts MCAT or DAT scores in lieu of the GRE to serve as the entrance exam. In such cases, it is recommended that applicants have a minimal score of 497 on the MCAT, or an academic and science minimal average of 16 on the DAT.

For international applicants, a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (maximum 667) and a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL (maximum 300) or a minimum score of 80 on theinternet-based TOEFL (maximum 120); all applicants must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English.

All applictions must follow the requirements of the University of Kentucky Graduate School, must be submitted directly to the Graduate School. The online application form for the Graduate School may be accessed here. Three (3) letters of recommendation will be requested when you apply to the Graduate School. You will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three faculty members who are familiar with your undergraduate and graduate coursework, research, etc. Please note that applying to the Graduate School is required for official admission to the University of Kentucky.

Application deadline for Fall semester: June 1 for domestic applications and March 15  for international applications.

Application deadline for Spring semester: November 1 for domestic applicants and August 15 for international applicants.

Application Information for Students Interested in Clinical and Translational Science

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of common questions and answers, please see our Admission FAQ's.