MS in Medical Sciences Program

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1  or 2 years


boston university medical campus


Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2024!

Boston University’s MS in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program is one of the oldest and most successful Special Master’s Programs (SMP) in the United States. Since it began in 1985, MAMS has selectively identified students who are both driven and dedicated to pursuing a career in medicine, and has been largely successful in helping over 3,000 students gain admission to US medical schools. Comprehensive advising is provided throughout all phases of the medical school application process.

Our Mission

Our masters in biomedical sciences program was developed to prepare students for a career in medicine by providing an academic environment that fosters integrity, collaboration, professionalism, cultural competence and lifelong learning. These core values align well with the mission of Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.

Program Curriculum

MAMS is a 32 credit program that can be completed in either one or two calendar years, with all students starting in September. Coursework is completed during the fall and spring semesters. A research 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 and clinical experience. The curriculum and tuition for the program are identical for both the one and two year options. Coursework is delivered in both lecture and small group formats, fostering a collegial and supportive learning environment where students enjoy helping each other succeed.

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 and Behavioral Medicine, or Clinical Research by entering a dual degree program.

How to Apply

Learn more about our application process. For additional information, please contact us at

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