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Admission to the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program

Candidates for the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree must be a UMass-affiliated MD, DO, DON, DVM, DNP, PharmD, or PhD. 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. 

Application for Admission

It is highly suggested that you submit your online application and personal statement as soon as possible. This will allow the admissions office to open a file for you and assist you as you work towards getting all your supporting credentials. A complete application for admission must include all of the following:

  • An official admission online application form through ApplyYourself
  • A personal statement of one to two pages describing your educational expectations, career aspirations, research experience and any special qualifications or experience. 
  • A current resume or CV. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to assess past academic performance, research experience, and prospective success in graduate school. 
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. 
  • An application fee of $80.
  • Foreign applicants must submit TOEFL scores.

Application deadline: June 1st

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, national origin, covered veteran status, disability, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law in employment, admissions, participation in its programs, services and activities, and selection of vendors who provide services or products to UMMS. Further, UMMS is firmly committed to ensuring that all who work, study, visit or seek treatment here may do so in an environment free of harassment and/or discrimination.

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Questions concerning this notice can be directed to the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion. Questions concerning Title IX may be directed to the designed campus Title IX Officer. Either can be reached at:

University of Massachusetts Medical School 
55 Lake Avenue North (S1-710) 
Worcester, MA 01655 
Office Phone: 508 856-2179 
Fax: 508 856-1810