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The College of Medicine Master of Science in Medical Science Program (MMSP) offers physicians-in-training at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital the opportunity to prepare for research careers in academic medicine through pursuit of a core curriculum, individualized electives and seminars, and a mentored research project.

The program provides an opportunity for promising clinically trained individuals to develop into independent biomedical academicians by facilitating the transition from postdoctoral training to a career as an independent.

A minimum of 30 credit hours is required for completion of the MMS degree. The core requirements for the curriculum are listed below. Each student is allowed to choose courses that meet these individual requirements and are in line with their research interests.

Course Requirements:

  • Core Curriculum
    • Research Methodology or Research Design (3 courses)
    • Statistics (1 course )
    • Ethics (2 courses)
    • Grant Writing or Science Communication (1 course)
    • Electives (optional)
  • Department courses
    • Currently scheduled educational conferences (morning review, conferences, grand rounds)
    • Supervised laboratory research
  • Independent Study – Mentored courses

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


Program requirements

The minimum undergraduate GPA is a 3.0, and programs also require a 4-year completed undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.Statement of IntentCurriculum VitaeTranscripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate-level course work3 Letters of ReferenceOfficial GRE scores English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79
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