Admissions Requirements

Citizenship Requirement

All applicants, including graduates from foreign institutions, must hold either US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status at the time of application.  DACA recipients or candidates with "pending" citizenship or permanent residency cannot be considered.

Minimum Academic Requirements

All applications must earn a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to the first day of mandatory orientation.  Minimum cumulative and science GPA's of 2.75 or greater are also required.

Minimum Course Requirements

Candidates for admission to the MSMHS COM program are required to complete  the following coursework with a grade of "C" or better (a grade of C- does not qualify):               

  • Biology - 8 semester units or 12 quarter units, with lab
  • Physics - 8 semester units or 12 quarter units, with lab
  • Chemistry Option 1 (Must satisfy Option 1 or Option 2)                                          
    • General/Inorganic Chemistry - 8 semester units or 12 quarter units, with lab
    • Organic Chemistry - 8 semester units or 12 quarter units, with lab (may substitute 4 semester units of Biochemistry for 4 semester units of Organic Chemistry)                        
  • Chemistry Option 2 (Must satisfy Option 1 or Option 2)                                          
    • General/Inorganic Chemistry - 4 semester units or 6 quarter units, with lab
    • Organic Chemistry - 8 semester units or 12 quarter units, with lab
    • Biochemistry - 4 semester units or 6 quarter units, with lab  

Additional Requirement for Graduate of Foreign Institutions

The Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences program considers applications from graduates of foreign institutions.  The Program does not, however, evaluate foreign transcripts. Transcripts and coursework from foreign institutions must be evaluated by a recognized evaluation agency. Evaluations must be sent directly to AACOMAS.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Touro University California accepts advanced placement credit as long as such credit appears on the undergraduate transcript and indicates either specific subject credit (e.g. General Chemistry - 4 units) or specific course credit (e.g. Chem 101 - 4 units). General advanced placement credit without such specifications is not accepted.