Master of Science in Medical Sciences at Bethel University

Medical Sciences Program

Master of Science

With a medical sciences degree, you’ll enhance your credentials for entry into medical school or a variety of other healthcare fields.

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Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s Master of Science in Medical Sciences program, you’ll be equipped to step confidently into a variety of health professional programs, including medical, dental, pharmacy, and physician assistant. You’ll gain a competitive advantage that will set your application apart as you seek the next step in your education, and you’ll develop the foundations to pursue an exceptional healthcare career that changes our world for the better.

Program Details

Bethel’s MSMS curriculum parallels the first year of medical school, helping graduates outperform their medical school peers. Throughout the program, you’ll have access to robust performance analytics which will provide real-time reporting on your progress. This enables you to focus your studies and ensures you leave Bethel fully equipped for what’s next. A majority of MSMS graduates go onto medical school, but that’s not their only option. The MSMS serves as a firm medical science foundation that can spring-board students into a variety of medical pathways. Graduates will be prepared for further education in physician assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, and more.

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Program Highlights

Flipped classroom learning.

You’ll watch lectures and read textbooks before class, preparing you to complete immersive cases, labs, and collaborative group work during class.

Real clinical scenarios.

In class, you’ll work through real clinical scenarios, helping you to visualize the way your studies will apply in the real-world healthcare settings.

Guaranteed interviews.

MSMS graduates are guaranteed an admissions interview with Bethel's PA program (must meet all admission requirements). Those who finish in the top 20% of their class are guaranteed an interview with Ponce Health Sciences University's doctor of medicine program in St. Louis, Missouri.

Data-driven education.

You’ll utilize Bethel Tools powered by Tiber Analytics to gather data as you progress through the MSMS program. This data will identify your strengths and areas for growth, helping you predict and prepare for future academic success.

Improved student credentials.

Co-curricular experiences will help you explore your spiritual perspective on your career, grow in community, and develop a values-based approach to issues in healthcare.

Holistic development.

Each course in the M.S. in Medical Sciences is designed to improve the credentials of its students for entry into medical school and other health professional education programs.

A New Journey Awaits Winter Graduates of 2022

Bethel celebrated 245 graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Adult & Professional Studies, and Graduate School last weekend at two commencement ceremonies. Graduates reflected on their journey so far and what awaits them in a new chapter ahead.

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Bethel University student

At Bethel, we care about you and about who you want to become. That’s why we offer the M.S. in Medical Sciences to give you the knowledge, experience, and credentials you need to gain admission to and excel in professional health schools. In less than one year, you’ll become a well-rounded candidate, ready to further your education or jump into the workforce.

2.6 million

new healthcare jobs by 2030

- Bureau of Labor Statistics


of grads are guaranteed interviews for Bethel’s PA program, and the top 20% are guaranteed interviews with Ponce Health Sciences’ MD program

Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a medical sciences degree?

Graduates of Bethel's M.S. in Medical Sciences program will be equipped to excel in medical professional school or enter the workforce.

Areas of Study

Cover subjects like:

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology
  • Histology and Cell Biology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health Disparities


Graduates go on to become:

  • Medical doctors
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Podiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Chiropractors
  • Pharmacists
  • Educators
  • Researchers


Graduates work in settings like:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Public healthcare facilities
  • Governmental service
  • Universities
  • Medical missions
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