Candidates for the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree must be a UMass-affiliated MD or have a DON, DVM, DNP, PharmD or a PhD in the social, psychological, physical or biological sciences. While no minimum grade point average is required for entry into the program, students applying for admission must have demonstrated superior academic performance. In addition, students should have some prior research experience. 

United States Citizens, United States Permanent Residents, and international students are eligible to apply to the program. Members of underrepresented groups in the sciences and medicine are particularly encouraged.


Satisfactory completion of medical or graduate school from an accredited institution is required of all students. 

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes the power of a diverse student body and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

The University provides equal opportunity and access to all applicants and students. The University adheres strictly to all applicable state and federal regulations relating to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

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