Master Of Arts In Medical Sciences
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online (except Molecular Medicine)
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree
Next Start Date
May 11, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Prepare for a Career in the Health Field with a Master’s in Medical Sciences

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is designed to take students deeper into the sciences of neurobiology, histology, neuroscience, human physiology, endocrinology, immunodiagnostics, pathogenetic microbiology, bio-imaging, and more. You will develop a firm foundation in biopsychology, business management, health informatics, molecular medicine, and public health.

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences was created to help students advance in the medical profession while excelling in a variety of disciplines. All students in the program will complete a core study in biomedical sciences, including a discussion on biomedical ethics in relation to biomedicine and research from a biblical worldview. The program also prepares students to understand human anatomy and physiology.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences?

Liberty University’s master’s degree in medical sciences is taught by experts in health sciences. Liberty’s affordability, flexibility, and academic quality make the medical sciences program a great choice for students who did not major in a health sciences program and want to attend medical school or pursue a career change.

What Will You Learn in the Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences Online?

In the medical sciences program, you will be immersed in classes teaching 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 2 years, and graduates of the medical sciences program will be ideal candidates for medical schools, dental schools, and physician assistant programs.

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

M.A. in Medical Sciences Specializations

When you pursue this degree, you will choose a specialization to ensure that you are well-equipped for the unique area of medicine you want to pursue. See all the specializations available with the M.A. in Medical Sciences below:


Business Management

Health Informatics

Molecular Medicine

Public Health

Master’s in Medical Sciences Program Information

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Master’s in Medical Sciences Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses

  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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

Admission Requirements for the M.A. in Medical Sciences

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.75 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admission-related information.

Required prerequisites for success include:

  • 2 semesters of general biology with lab OR 2 semesters of anatomy and physiology with lab
  • 1 semester of organic chemistry with residential lab (2 semesters recommended)
  • 2 semesters of general chemistry with lab
  • Additional recommended courses include biostatistics, physiology (1 year), anatomy (1 year), biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, and genetics

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Highlights of our Master’s in Medical Sciences Program

  • By earning your master’s degree in medical sciences from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Potential Career Options for M.A. in Medical Sciences Graduates

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 greatly prepares students for an exciting career in non-clinical health sciences fields or to enter their professional degree program with advanced knowledge of health sciences.

  • 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.