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Health Sciences

Further your skills for an edge in applying to medical and dental schools, as well as physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy and nurse practitioner programs. 

Health Sciences – Master of Science (M.S.)

The graduate Health Sciences program at Montana State provides students with an opportunity to diversify or further solidify their educational foundation through graduate education that can be applied to any of several career paths in the health care field. The program supports the educational endeavors of Montana State graduates, post baccalaureate pre-medical certificate students, and non-certificate students who attend MSU to better prepare for entry into health care-related professional schools.  In addition to applying to various graduate programs in the health care field, some students choose to pursue a Ph.D. following the program.






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A Competitive Edge
Students who apply to health professional schools after completing the program have an acceptance rate of approximately 85%, well over national rates of acceptance.  

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Carnegie Classified
The prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education® ranks Montana State University among the Top 5 public, 4-year universities for Very High Research Activity with a STEM-dominant research doctoral program.

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Small Class Size
The class size in the Health Sciences program is capped at 30 students, ensuring a low student-to-teacher ratio and personalized attention.




Fund Your Education

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Graduate School offer includes:

In addition, the Health Professions Advising Office may be able to assist in advice on any additional funding opportunities available.

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate

In addition to the Master of Science in Health Sciences, Montana State also offers a Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate, which allows students to complete professional school pre-requisites and prepare for the professional school entrance exams. This program prepares students to apply to a broad range of health professional schools and is often taken along with the Health Sciences graduate program in order to enhance their academic foundation prior to applying to the professional school of their choice. 




Admissions Requirements

Note: no GRE Required.

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Health Sciences program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Health Sciences program. This includes any additional deadlines that the Health Professions Advising department may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.