Academic Requirements

Academic requirements for applying to the University of Massachusetts Medical School - School of Medicine are outlined below. A bachelor's degree is required and all applicants must have obtained their degree prior to matriculation.

Prerequisite coursework should be completed within the last six years and CLEP credit may not be used to satisfy these requirements. All prerequisite coursework must be taken at an accredited college or university in the U.S or Canada and must be evaluated by traditional grading and not by a pass/fail system.

Advanced placement credit in prerequisite coursework is accepted, however, the credit awarded must be state on your transcript and AMCAS application. Upper level undergraduate science coursework is encouraged, especially for applicants who received AP credit for any prerequisite courses.

Applicants who have graduated from a foreign college or university must have completed a minimum of one full year of study at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university prior to submitting their application.   

Required Prerequisite Courses

General Biology or Zoology (with lab)

One Year
(2 semesters)

Inorganic (General) Chemistry (with lab)

One Year
(2 semesters)

Organic Chemistry (with lab)

One year 
(2 semesters)

General Physics (with lab)

One Year 
(2 semesters)

College English

One Year 
(2 semesters)

 

Recommended Courses 

Biochemistry

1 semester

Calculus

1 semester

Sociology/Psychology

1-2 semesters

Statistics

1 semester

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