Medical Sciences M.S. Admissions Requirements

In making decisions for admission, Marymount University takes a holistic approach to application review.

Application Deadlines: 

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information.

Application Requirements: 

  • Graduate Application
  • Updated resume
  • Official transcripts of all postsecondary education including evidence of bachelor’s degree; directly to Marymount University’s Office of Graduate Enrollment Services, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207, or via an online delivery system
    • Minimum GPA requirement: 2.7 (Exceptions to the GPA requirements are considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Personal statement (approximately 1 page) regarding interest in a healthcare career, description of the student’s work/volunteer experience in healthcare settings, and expectations for how this program will help in preparation for your career
  • Course prerequisites with a graduate of “C” or better:
    • Biology, 2 semesters each with lab (8 credits)
    • Chemistry, 2 semesters each with lab (8 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry, 2 semesters each with lab (8 credits)
    • Physics, 2 semesters each with lab (8 credits)
    • Mathematics* (3 credits)
    • Behavioral & Social Sciences** (6 credits)
    • English*** (3 credits)

*College-level math
**Any of the following: Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, or Ethics
***This class should be a direct language class, such as composition or grammar.

Exceptions to the prerequisite requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Up to 8 credits of prerequisite coursework may remain incomplete at the time of application to the program; any remaining prerequisite coursework must be completed with a course grade of “C” or better before entering the MSMS program

There is NO GRE or MCAT requirement for this program.

A virtual interview is a required part of the admissions process. Applicants will be contacted regarding an interview decision after the submission of a completed application, including all relevant documents.

Additional Requirements for International Students:

For university coursework completed outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of your transcript is required from an evaluation agency with NACES membership such as World Education Services, Inc. or Educational Credentials Evaluators.

Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score from the TOEFL of 96, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE Academic exam of 58, or documentation of program completion at one of Marymount University’s language partners.

For complete information about International Admissions Guidelines and language partner programs, please click here.

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information:


Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
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