Master of Science in Medical Science 

Welcome to the Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) program at Simmons College of Kentucky. In partnership with Ponce Health Science University, The Master of Science in Medical Sciences program can help prepare you for a successful career in medicine. In Simmons MSMS program, the course of study aligns with the traditional first year of medical school courses, which will advance your academics, MCAT score, and prepare you for entry into medical school and other medical professions.

Simmons College of Kentucky is excited to extend the opportunity for our MSMS students to study inside of the new, state of the art hospital facility on the campus of Norton Healthcare. Students will not only experience industry standard tools and training, they will also be able to study alongside MD students and Physicians

Admission Requirements

  • A 4- year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you’ve attended.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the following courses:

Biology  w/ laboratory - 8 credits

Chemistry w/ laboratory - 8 credits

Organic Chemistry w/ laboratory - 8 credits

Physics w/ laboratory - 8 credits

Mathematics - 6 credits

Behavior and Social Sciences - 6 credits

English - 6 credits

  • MCAT scores recommended but not required.
  • 1-page personal statement regarding interest

in medicine and service to the underserved.

  • 2 letters of recommendation *one letter must come

from one of your undergraduate or graduate professors.

  • Interview 


Semester 1

Gross Anatomy, Embryology, & Imaging 9 Credit Hours

Physiology I

4 Credit Hours

Medical Biochemistry I

5 Credit Hours

18 Total Credit Hours

Semester 2


4 Credit Hours

Physiology II

4 Credit Hours

Medical Biochemistry II

5 Credit Hours


5 Credit Hours

18 Total Credit Hours

Semester 3

Histology and Cell Biology

4 Credit Hours

Medical Ethics

1 Credit Hour

Interprofessional Perspectives

in Health Disparities

1 Credit Hour

Comprehensive Qualifying ExamTheology Capstone (Required)

6 Total Credit Hours

Tuition and Fees

Tuition Per Semester

Full Time Tuition



$725/credit hour

Technology Fee


Late Registration Fee

$200 (only applies if student registers beyond regular enrollment date)

Application Fee


Join us for an open house event showcasing the Master's of Science in Medical Science program on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:00-8 p.m. The event will take place at the Administration & Library building on the campus of Simmons College of Kentucky, located at 1000 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203.

During the open house, attendees will have the chance to explore the MSMS program with the guidance of Director, Dr. Tashika Carlton.

Start your journey from

Simmons to Surgery!

For more information contact: 

Dr. Tashika Carlton 

Program Director

Master of Science in Medical Science

(502) 776-1443 ext. 5180


James Standard

Assistant Director for Graduate and

Focused Programs Enrollment

(502) 776-1443


1018 South 7th Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

(502) 776-1443

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