Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Submit an electronic application here:https://www.applyweb.com/mercerms/

How will I know my file is complete?

Applicants are notified by the program director when all application materials have been received by the admissions office. You may view a complete list of admissions requirements for MSPCS here and MSBMS here.

Is the GRE required?

All applicants are required to submit GRE, MCAT, VCAT, or DAT scores. If your test scores are available when you apply, be sure to enter them in your application. Additionally, you are required to send official scores to MUSM's admissions office via email: mspcs@mercer.edu or mailed to: Mercer University School of Medicine – Attn: Jina Parrish – 1550 College Street – Macon, GA 31207.

Test scores are not required for graduate degree holders, but applicants must provide a transcript for their graduate work.

What institutional code do I use to order test reports?

For GRE score report transmission, use institutional code - 5409 and department code – 0000.

How will I know my file is complete?

Applicants are notified by the program director when all application materials have been received by the admissions office. You may view a complete list of admissions requirements here.

If I applied to MUSM's Doctor of Medicine program, can letters of recommendation, MCAT scores and transcripts be moved over to my graduate application?

Yes. However, you will need to contact MUSM's admissions office (478/301-2524) to request that these items be moved from one application to another.

How do I submit letters of recommendation?

While it's encouraged to submit all LORs via CollegeNet online application system, writers may mail LORs to: Mercer University School of Medicine - Attn: Jina Parrish, 1550 College Street Macon, GA 31207 or e-mailed to: Jina Parrish (parrish_ja@mercer.edu)

Do you accept out of state and international students?

Yes. Online application submission deadlines are midnight on May 22nd for domestic applicants and midnight on May 1st for international applicants.

When is the first day of class?

The MSPCS and MSBMS programs only admit once each year for fall enrollment. Classes typically begin the third week of August.

Do you offer conditional acceptances?

No.

Is there an application fee? Do you offer fee waivers?

Yes, the application fee is $50 for domestic applicants and $150 for international applicants.Fee waivers are only offered to Mercer University graduates. The application fee is payable via a credit card payment.

Is there a formal linkage program between the MSPCS or MSBMS program and MUSM's Doctor of Medicine program?

No. Preclinical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences students will have access to the same recourses as any other medical school applicant.

Can I apply to both the MSPCS and MSBMS programs?

Yes. If interested in both programs, an applicant must submit two separate applications.

Can a student transfer from the MSPCS program to the MSBMS program?

Yes, after the first semester and at the discretion of the program director.

Is the program offered on more than one campus?

Currently, both the Preclinical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences programs are offered on Mercer University's Macon campus.  MSBMS Program students may have the opportunity to complete their research thesis with a Biomedical Sciences faculty member on the Savannah Campus after completing their first semester of classwork on the Macon Campus.

Are interviews required for admission?

No.

When may I expect to receive a decision on my application?

Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The admissions committee meets monthly beginning in March. All applicants are notified of their status by the middle of June.

Once enrolled, when do classes take place?

The current class schedule is T/Th 9:00 - 11:00 AM and 2:00 - 4:00 PM; W/F 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

How do I apply for financial assistance?

MUSM's Director of Student Financial Planning contacts applicants upon acceptance. Visit The School's Financial Aid website for more information on financing graduate school:http://medicine.mercer.edu/student-services/financial-aid/

May I visit the university and meet with faculty in my program of interest?

Yes!  We invite prospective students to tour campus. We are happy to give a walking tour to individuals and groups. To request a visit: http://medicine.mercer.edu/admissions/visit/

Additionally, the School offers an annual Graduate School Preview Day, for more information and to register visit: http://medicine.mercer.edu/admissions/graduate/previewday.cfm