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 Prerequisite Courses

Semester Hours

  Statistics or Biostatistics


 Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry


  General Chemistry - includes lab


  Biology - includes lab


  Human Anatomy - includes lab


  Human Physiology - includes lab


  Microbiology - includes lab


  Medical Terminology


  Developmental Psychology or Human Growth and Development





Important information about your prerequisite courses:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of prerequisite courses (34 credit hours total) must be completed and transcripts received by CASPA by the September 1 application deadline.
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed at regionally accredited 2 or 4 year colleges or universities.
  • Courses can only be applied towards the prerequisite requirement if a grade of "C" or higher was earned.  A prerequisite course may be retaken, and if a higher grade is earned upon retaking a course, the second grade will be used to calculate the prerequisite GPA.  However, both grades will be reflected in the cumulative GPA.
  • Survey courses, CLEP credit and other courses for which credit was awarded by examination only are not acceptable toward any of the prerequisite courses.
  • Combined Anatomy and Physiology courses are accepted; however, an applicant must take Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs to fulfill the separate Anatomy and Physiology requirements.
  • All prerequisite coursework MUST be completed within the past 10 years.
  • There will be no waivers or exceptions to the requirements.
  • For a guide to Frequently Approved Prerequisites, click here.
  • The MUSC Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) offers unofficial transcript evaluations from March 1st - June 30th.  Send requests to:
  • Any questions regarding prerequisite coursework should be submitted by email to the OEM Admissions Specialist at

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