Programs & Admissions
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree Program (Macon, Savannah & Columbus)
Mission of the admissions process for the MD program
The overarching goal of the admissions process is to identify, attract and enroll well qualified students who are likely to graduate into caring and well-rounded physicians, committed to serving the primary care and healthcare needs of rural and medically underserved areas or medically underserved populations in Georgia.
Applications to the MD program are invited from those that meet all of the following criteria:
1. Are US Citizens or US Permanent Residents
2. Are legal residents of the state of Georgia at the time of submitting the application
3. Applicants have obtained an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 90 credit hours of coursework or are on track to completing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college and or university by July of the intended year of matriculation.
4. Premedical Course Requirements: One year laboratory courses in general biology, general or inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and general physics.
(Accepted applicants who have not fulfilled these requirements prior to the first day of enrollment are not permitted to enter, and their acceptances are revoked.)
5. In order to obtain a Secondary Application, applicants for the 2016-17 cycle (2017 Matriculation Year) must have taken the "New (or 2015) MCAT" at least once and have obtained a total percentile rank of at least 27.
- Complete information on criteria used for a Secondary Application Invitation can be found here.
Estimated number of new matriculants in Year 1 of the MD program (Fall 2016): 120.
There is a common application regardless of the campus (Macon / Savannah) one is interested in, and a single admissions committee consisting of representatives from the three campuses reviews applications.vApplicants will be requested to rank their campus choices at the time an offer of admission is made. Primary Applications need to submitted via the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Secondary Application Invitations are sent by e-mail from the MUSM Admissions Office to applicants that meet the criteria for a Secondary Application invitation.
Graduate Degree Programs
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (Macon & Savannah)
The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program (MSBMS) is a research-intensive, thesis-based graduate program designed to prepare students for employment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; healthcare; teaching; and for further postgraduate studies at the doctoral level in medicine (MD, DO), dental medicine (DMD), or in basic and applied/translational research (Ph.D). Get more information.
Master of Science in Preclinical Sciences (Macon Campus)
The Master of Science in Preclinical Sciences (MSPCS) Program is a one year (32-week) curriculum composed of 31 credit hours of science courses addressing concepts that are foundational to the practice of medicine and to research in the biomedical field. The two main goals of the MSPCS are to prepare graduates for careers in science teaching, academic laboratory research, publishing or policy-making, and to enhance the scientific knowledge of graduates who desire to pursue a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences, a medical degree through either a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program, or other degrees in healthcare, such as in Pharmacy, Physician Assistantship, or Dentistry. Applicants for the MSPCS Program must have completed or attained the following requirements prior to enrollment. Get more information.
Master of Family Therapy (Macon & Atlanta)
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program’s mission is to transform MFT and medical students into competent and compassionate professionals who work collaboratively to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families and communities, including the rural and underserved. Emphasizing interactive and problem-based teaching strategies, our student-centered faculty provides a conceptual and practical foundation that equips graduates to be discerning consumers and innovative producers of scholarship across a variety of clinical and academic settings. Get More information.
Post-Masters Certificate Program in Marriage & Family Therapy (Macon & Atlanta)
Applicants to the Post-Masters Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy must hold a master's or a doctor's degree in a helping profession, such as psychology, medicine, counseling, social work, or a related discipline. Applicants to the post-master's certificate programs in Medical Family Therapy or Pediatric Family Therapy must hold a minimum of a master's degree in marriage and family therapy, social work, or counseling/counseling psychology; a Master of Divinity degree with a clinical emphasis; or a Doctor of Medicine degree. Get more information.