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|Application Deadline for Beginning Term||The Application Package||Apply Online|
|Fall: Feb 1||• Official Transcript showing Bachelor's degree conferred and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Three (3) letters of recommendation
• Personal Statement
• GRE Test Score or GMAT Score
(Advantages of the web application)
|Spring: No Admittance|
|Summer: No Admittance|
Tel. No.: 314.977.8501
|Program Director/Admissions Coordinator:
Elizabeth A. Gockel-Blessing, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM
Requirements for Applicant Admission Consideration
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
The MSHS offers degree programs in16-week terms; strong English language writing, reading, and speaking skills are important to be successful.
All of our international applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency, which can be done in any one of the following ways:
International students must submit evidence that they meet MSHS general admissions standards for all students:
Once on campus, international students are required to take the Saint Louis University Writing Evaluation (SLUWE) and score a minimum of a 4+.
International students should visit the Graduate Admission page for International Students web page for further information regarding application and admission requirements.
Application Review Process
Applications are reviewed by the MSHS Admission Committee.
Saint Louis University's Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree, preferably in a health sciences discipline. The MSHS is a 36 credit hour degree program that will equip graduates with the tools and skills necessary to assume a variety of roles in health care that may involve teaching, administrative responsibilities and critical inquiry. It is important to note that this program is not an MCAT preparation course. However, this program provides an excellent foundation for students who are interested in doctoral training. This is a rigorous graduate level research-based degree program. Students will complete a significant research project suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, professional presentation or scholarly equivalent by program completion. The ultimate goal of the program is to advance students' knowledge of health sciences fields and critical inquiry skills.
Students complete 36 hours of coursework in the program. Didactic coursework consists of required classes in Research Design, Biostatistics, Foundation(s) of the Health Care System, and Science and Philosophy. Students take a three-course sequence of Seminar courses that provides students with the tools to examine, evaluate, and present research works. Two elective courses are built into the program to strengthen students' knowledge base and skills to support the research component (students work with their faculty research mentors to identify appropriate elective courses). Students complete a significant research project under the direction of the faculty research mentor.
Program Completion Option
The length of time required to complete the MSHS program is two years (five semesters that includes one summer term).
To view the program curriculum, please click here. Students in the program are required to complete all coursework that includes: (1) thesis research project development; (2) written thesis research proposal and oral defense; (3) written final thesis research paper(s) and oral defense and; (4) development and compilation of a student academic portfolio. Students are also required to participate in a non-credit MSHS Student Writing Group fall and spring semesters of each year in the the program.
Example MSHS Research Project Topics
Below is a list of example MSHS research topics submitted by program research faculty mentors from which applicants may select. This list does not represent all of the research topic possibilities. Applicants have the option of proposing a research project on a topic other than those listed.
About the MSHS Program Faculty
The MSHS faculty members are recognized as experts in their respective fields who 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. Learn more about the faculty.
Scholarships & Financial Aid: Contact Student Financial Services at SLU
For more information about the MSHS program, contact Brion Abel, Doisy College of Health Sciences Recruitment Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-2570.