A 12-month Master of Medical Science degree is designed to enhance your academic credentials through an advanced science graduate program.

Apply for Fall 2017 by June 15, 2017

If you’re looking to become a stronger applicant to medical or other health-professional schools, The University of Vermont’s 12-month Master of Medical Science degree is designed for you. Enhance your academic credentials through an advanced science graduate program. The core curriculum includes UVM Larner College of Medicine courses in human anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, human physiology, pharmacology, and biostatistics.

The main campus is home to the top-ranked University of Vermont Medical Center and Level 1 Trauma Center. You’ll learn in a close-knit environment that also allows you access to research, patient care, and volunteer opportunities.

As a Master of Medical Science student, you could also pursue:

  • A Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health
  • A second-year option to complete the online Master of Public Health degree

This program is right for you if…

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree and introductory science courses.
  • You want College of Medicine faculty committed to your success.
  • You want personalized advising and support.

Need undergraduate science courses required for graduate health programs? UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is for you.

Have questions? Call 802-656-9925 or email mms@uvm.edu today!

UVM’s Master of Medical Science degree is a 30-credit, one-year, on-campus program, which includes a cohesive set of core courses that cover the major biomedical disciplines and provides the foundation of understanding how the human body works. It covers the fundamentals of biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, biostatistics and human anatomy course that prepares graduates well for medical and other health professional school curriculum.

Students complete the core courses and work with their advisor to customize the remaining courses for the 30 credits total.

Potential Curriculum for One-Year Completion:

Summer (6 credits)

  • ANNB 201 Human Anatomy (6)

Fall (12-14 credits)

  • BIOC 301 General Biochemistry I (3)
  • CLBI 301 Cell Biology (3)
  • MPBP 301 Human Physiology & Pharmacology I (4)
  • Elective (2-4)

Spring (12-14 credits)

  • BIOC 302 General Biochemistry II (3)
  • MPBP 302 Human Physiology & Pharmacology II (4)
  • PH 303 Biostatistics I (3)
  • Elective (2-4)

Students must complete a comprehensive exam, integrating their knowledge of core course material in a written paper, by their end of their final semester in the program.

At the successful conclusions of this program, students may request from the program, a College of Medicine Dean’s Letter to be submitted with their medical or health professional school application.

Have questions? Call 802-656-9925 or email mms@uvm.edu today!

Christopher Berger PhD, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics – Co-Director
Dr. Berger has been on the faculty at The University of Vermont since 1994, with a primary appointment in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and a secondary appointment in Biochemistry. He was the CMB Program Director from 2003 to 2006 and is currently Director of Graduate Education for the College of Medicine.

Karen Lounsbury – Co-Director


Our faculty in the College of Medicine interact with the Master of Medical Science graduate students ad hoc, as advisors, during research experiences or in formal classes. You can explore all faculty labs within the Larner College of Medicine by visiting the directory or browsing the UVM directory here.

Tuition and fees for the Medical Science Master’s program are available at the Student Financial Services (SFS) site.

The SFS website includes financial aid resources and financing options for Master’s students. A FAFSA form is required.

All applications must be completed online through the Graduate College.

Admissions Requirements:

  • BS or BA from accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two semesters of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry; two semesters of physics are strongly encouraged but not required
  • MCAT or GRE scores taken in previous five years
  • TOEFL scores (international students)
  • UVM Graduate College Application form

Applications Requirements:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts
  • A CV or résumé
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores or proof of qualifying exemption (such as MCAT, DAT or other standardized admissions examinations)
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants, and in some cases, applicants whose native or first language is not English

Application Deadlines:

February 15th for summer admissions

June 15th for fall admissions

Please send all application material to the Graduate College:

The Graduate College Admissions Offices

The University of Vermont
330 Waterman Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0160
Telephone: (802) 656-2699
Fax: (802) 656-0519
E-mail: graduate.admissions@uvm.edu

Have questions? Call 802-656-9925 or email mms@uvm.edu today!