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 (MSMS) 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

In Bethel's MSMS program, 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 medical sciences degree 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 your MSMS degree. 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 medical sciences career, grow in community, and develop a values-based approach to issues in healthcare.

Holistic development.

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

Albert Johnson GS’22, Ed.D. Named Alumnus of the Year for the Graduate School/College of Adult & Professional Studies

Albert Johnson GS’22, Ed.D., may be best known as the roller-skating principal, and he’s committed to making Two Rivers one of the best high schools in the country. But after overcoming his own hardships, he is following a call to help students and staff who are hurting.

September 27, 2023 | 2 p.m.

DEC 15 2023


5 p.m.

For graduating students in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Adult Professional Studies and Graduate School

JAN 15 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Bethel University Holiday - offices closed and no classes.

FEB 14 2024

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MAR 29 2024

Good Friday

All Bethel Holiday - offices closed and no classes

APR 1 2024

Easter Monday

All Bethel University Holiday - offices closed and no classes.

MAY 27 2024

Memorial Day

Offices closed.

JUNE 19 2024


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JULY 4 2024

Independence Day

Offices closed and no classes.

JULY 5 2024

Day After Independence Day

Offices closed and no classes.

SEPT 2 2024

Labor Day - Offices Closed and No Classes

All Bethel Holiday - offices closed and no classes

NOV 28 2024

Thanksgiving Break

All Bethel University Holiday. There are no classes and offices are closed.

NOV 29 2024

Thanksgiving Break

All Bethel University Holiday. There are no classes and offices are closed.

Discover what's next.

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
  • Clinical researchers


Graduates work in settings like:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Public healthcare facilities
  • Governmental service
  • University schools of medicine 
  • Medical missions
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