Health Sciences | Master of Science Degree (MSHS)
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|Fall: July 1||Official Transcript showing Health Sciences field degree conferred; Documentation of eligibiity or current and active licensure and or certfication; Three (3) letters of recommendation; Personal Statement. A GRE test score is optional but recommended.
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|Spring: No Admittance|
|Summer: No Admittance|
Tel. No.: 314.977.8691
|Program Director/Admissions Coordinator:
Elizabeth A. Zeibig-Blessing, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL or IELTS score
Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.
For current Saint Louis University Students:
- Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM)
- Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT)
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science (OS)
- Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (RT)
- Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Master of Athletic Training (MAT)
- Master of Health Informatics (MHI)
- Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
- Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics (MS-ND)
- Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant (MMS)
- Master of Science in Molecular Imaging and Theraputics (MS-MIT)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
- For students who possess a Health Sciences Degree in one of the fields listed from an institution other than SLU interested in the MSHS Graduate Degree:
- Please contact the MSHS program for the most up-to-date admissions information at email@example.com.
- Documentation of eligibility or current and active licensure and/or certification. Exam(s) taken for these purposes must be administered by a major U.S. agency in the field associated with the student's health sciences degree. An official transcript with the degree conferred serves as documentation for that an applicant is eligible for licensure/certification. Recent graduates deemed eligible must pass their respective licensure/certification(s) exam(s) and provide documentation within six (6) months of completing their respective health sciences program or they cannot progress in the graduate program. Applicants with current and active licensure and/or certification must provide a copy of their corresponding documents. Preference will be given to those currently holding such licensure or certification.
- Official transcript from Saint Louis University or other institution that shows conferral of applicant's health sciences degree and all degree-associated coursework.
- Possess a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as noted on applicant's official transcript.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation specific for the MSHS program from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant's academic and scholarly activities who can speak to the applicant's characteristics, strengths, weaknesses and potential success in this rigorous program and projected career path upon graduation.
- Submission of a 3-5 page personal statement that addresses the following questions/issues:
- Why are you interested in the MSHS program?
- Past research experience(s)
- What specific area of research would you like to pursue if you are accepted into this program?
- Do you know of any Doisy College faculty member who is currently engaged in this type of research? If yes, please indicate the faculty member's name.
- What are your long-term career/life goals?
- Optional Requirement but recommended: Submission of scores obtained from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
For non-SLU students wishing to learn more about this degree, please contact the MSHS program at 314.977.8691 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about admission into the program.
Application Review Process
- Applications are reviewed by the MSHS Admission Committee.
Program Environment: Doisy College provides an atmosphere in which faculty, advisory board individuals consisting of practitioners and industry create an educational plan that is prospective, and addresses changing health care issues.
Credit Hours/Coursework: Students complete 36 hours of coursework over three (3) sememsters
Program Description/Career Possibilities: The Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) is an elite, rigorous degree program designed to equip graduates with the tools and skills necessary to assume academic roles in health sciences disciplines that involve teaching and research. The research-intensive program consists of 36 credit hours taken on a full-time basis over three consecutive terms (fall, spring & summer). Prior to admission, students are paired with an established Doisy College of Health Sciences faculty member in the discipline that corresponds with the student's health sciences discipline training who serves as the student's research mentor throughout the program.
Curriculum & Program Details: Students must pursue full time study to complete the program. The Program requires coursework, research, formal write-up of the research conducted and satisfactory completion of a comprehensive oral examination.
About the MSHS Faculty: The MSHS faculty members are recognized as experts in the field and pursue research and teaching interests in a variety of health sciences disciplines. Faculty members with formal training in a health sciences discipline are licensed and/or certified in their respected fields.
Scholarships & Financial Aid: Contact Student Financial Services at SLU
- The program includes coursework in research methodologies, research outcomes and statistics
- The program includes a total of 16 research hours spread out over the three semesters; students complete an intensive project over this timeframe under the direction of an established faculty research mentor
- The program includes two semesters of Journal Club during which time students develop an sharpen valuable skills in critically analyzing, evaluating and presenting research
- The program allows for students to take 6 credit hours in courses pertinent to the content or specialty area associated with their research
- The program culminates in a formal write-up and satisfactory completion of an oral examination over the research conducted