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Medical Sciences, M.S. (CIP 51.1401)

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Medical Sciences is a one-year, non-thesis degree program offered through the School of Graduate Studies. The purpose of this program is to support the academic success of students wishing to attend post-baccalaureate medical professional schools but who may need additional education to become well-prepared learners and successful applicants. 

Our curriculum offers a gross anatomy class with full cadaver lab, as well as basic science and organ-system based didactic courses.  Each of the three semesters, students will take the Experiential Medical Sciences course - a course specifically designed for the Medical Sciences MS program. In this context you will participate in small-group clinical correlation exercises, join in journal club discussions of recent high-impact biomedical research publications, and attend professional development sessions. Additionally, you will shadow our clinical faculty and attend clinically-oriented seminars/grand rounds on the LSUHS campus. To help guide your success in the program, each student will have regular meetings with an assigned faculty mentor. 

Curriculum, first semester

Semester 1 - Summer: 10 credit hours

Curriculum, second semester

Semester 2 - Fall: 9.5 hours

Curriculum, third semester

Semester 3- Spring 11 hours