Jan 19, 2022  

Medical Sciences, M.A.

Master of Arts in Medical Sciences: 36 credits

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences at Heritage University (HU) is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field. The program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program and other professional schools.

Students who have already completed their course requirements for admission to the PNWU D.O. program can demonstrate their readiness for professional school by taking some courses alongside first-year medical students at PNWU. It is anticipated that greater than 80% of program graduates will gain admissions into a professional school.

The curriculum in the M.A. in Medical Sciences program is closely aligned with the first-year medical curriculum at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU)

Program Value

  • Strengthens professional school application (PNWU and other schools)
  • Preparation for careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations
  • Small class size (30-40)
  • Access to state-of-the-art simulation laboratory and HU/PNWU faculty

Program Design and Curriculum Content

The one year program (36 semester credits) is delivered Monday through Thursday (9 am to 3 pm) at Heritage University. Some coursework and/or learning experiences may be conducted at PNWU.

Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the program. Students taking courses requiring pre-requisites much achieve a grade of C (70%) to progress to the next course. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses.

The core courses required of all students in the M.A. in Medical Sciences Degree are indicated below.