4+1 BS/MS Programs

What is a 4+1 BS/MS?

In a 4+1 BS/MS program you can complete both the Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Medical Sciences in a total of five years of full-time study. Graduate-level courses taken during the undergraduate years count toward both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees.

Programs offered:

Only current UD undergraduates enrolled in an MMSC major can apply to the 4+1 program. The application deadline is May 15 of the student’s sophomore year. The admission fee will be waived.

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Written statement of goals and objectives (the personal statement) that clearly explains how admission to the program will facilitate your professional objectives.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an MMSC faculty member who is familiar with the applicant.
  • Submission of a Graduate Course Completion Form as part of the application process.
  • The GRE is not required.

Students will complete the following courses in junior and senior years:

  • MMSC 603 Research Design (in place of MMSC 375 or STAT 200)
  • MMSC 690 Clinical & Molecular Cell Biology (in place of MMSC 490 or MMSC 390)
    MMSC 691 Human Molecular Genetics (in place of MMSC 491)

See MS degree in Medical Sciences for remaining degree requirements.

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1,028. Courses taken during the undergraduate phase are subject to undergraduate tuition rates.

Tuition remission, assistantships, and/or stipends are not available in this program. Students can apply for financial aid as applicable.