MA in Medical Sciences Investigate Principles in Medicine


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to use scientific research to help grow human knowledge in medicine? With an Master of Arts (MA) in Medical Sciences, you can explore the complex beauty of the human body and help create treatments, products, and medical techniques that help people overcome health challenges. 

The medical science skills you learn at Liberty can help you pursue a rewarding career, or help prepare you to pursue a medical doctorate in the future. Liberty University offers this track as a 100% online option, so you can continue building towards a medical career while remaining committed to your job, family, and community.

Liberty’s Master of Arts in Medical Sciences was created to help students advance in the medical profession. Through this program, you can develop a working knowledge of biopsychology, business management, health informatics, molecular medicine, and public health. This combination of skills and knowledge offer you a rigorous program that can help prepare you for a medical research career.

What is a master’s in medical sciences?

In the medical sciences program, you will be immersed in classes that teach you the molecular causes of human disease, the anatomy of the brain, and methods to solve problems in public health. Full-time students can complete this program in about 1 year, and graduates of the medical sciences program can be great candidates for medical schools, dental schools, and physician assistant programs.

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is designed to take students deeper into the sciences of medicine with in-depth study of essential topics such as:

  • Bio-imaging
  • Endocrinology
  • Histology
  • Human physiology
  • Immunodiagnostics
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathogenetic microbiology

All students in the program will complete core classes in biomedical sciences, including a discussion on biomedical ethics in relation to biomedicine and research from a biblical worldview. You can also gain an advanced understanding of grant writing, healthcare industry best practices, and other medical topics.

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  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Students with a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences may be able to pursue a career in post-secondary education or as a biologist. Graduates of the medical sciences program oftentimes wish to attend medical school or a similar professional program. The master’s in medical sciences online degree can help prepare you for a career in non-clinical health sciences fields or a doctoral degree program.

Here are some of the career opportunities you might pursue upon completion of your medical sciences master’s degree from Liberty:

  • Biomedical scientist*
  • Clinical research associate
  • College lecturer/instructor
  • Genetic counselor*
  • Grants officer
  • Medical affairs consultant
  • Medical liaison
  • Medical science specialist
  • Medical science writer
  • Mental health counselor*
  • Program officer
  • Research analyst
  • Research associate
  • Research scientist*

*Career may require additional training or education.

When you pursue this degree, you will choose a specialization that focuses on the unique area of medicine you want to pursue. See all the specializations available with the M.A. in Medical Sciences below:

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.