2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Engaged Medicine, M.S.

A cohort-based 12-month, 34-credit program offered in partnership with the Greenville Health System. Students will develop an advanced understanding of science and population health related to disparities between growing medical needs and resources within communities and establish an academic record for students pursuing medical school, dental school and other health-related professional programs and careers.  Students will pursue a 9-month clinical experience with underserved populations and prepare for professional examinations (MCAT, DAT and GRE) through a Furman-specific relationship with Kaplan. 

15-20 students will begin the program each June and any student with a bachelor’s degree, or who will complete a bachelor’s degree before the program start date, will be considered for admission based on the following criteria:

Admission Criteria


Students seeking admission to this Master of Science program will be considered for admission provided they have completed their undergraduate studies with a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.00.


Incoming students are also expected to have successfully completed introductory courses in biology and genetics, two terms of general chemistry and at least one term of organic chemistry with two terms strongly recommended.


Candidates must also submit:


  • a graduate admissions application, accompanied by a one-time, non-refundable application fee
  • Three professional recommendations
  • MCAT, DAT, and/or GRE scores (optional)
  • official transcripts from each higher education institution previously attended


International Degree Candidates Initial Admission


Any applicant who is a non-U.S. citizen wishing to attend Furman University Graduate Studies programs as a degree- or non-degree seeking student is considered an international applicant. All international applicants are required to have transcripts from any non-U.S. institutions evaluated by a credentialing service.  All applications, fees, documents, and requirements must be submitted online through our secure admissions site to Graduate Studies.   Official GRE General Test Score(s) should be submitted to Graduate Studies directly from ETS. 


Visa Information

Anyone already issued a valid U.S. visa (H-type or J-type), or a Permanent Residency Card, must submit copies of these documents as part of the application process. If an international applicant is seeking a student visa (F-1), the process for applying for this status will be addressed by the Dean of International Admission.


Application Deadlines for International Applicants

Fall: March 15
Spring: August 15
Summer: January 15

It is important to note that if your program’s deadline is prior to the international deadline, you should have your materials in by the earlier deadline.


English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose primary language is not English must submit appropriate scores from either TOEFL or IELTS. All international graduate applicants must present one of the following as part of their online application: a TOEFL score of at least 577 on the paper-based test (pbt) or 90 on the internet-based test (ibt) or an IELTS score of at least 7.5.   Applicants who take the TOEFL or IELTS must have the official score report sent to Graduate Studies directly from the testing service. 

Applicants who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution are eligible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.  Program directors may also petition Graduate Studies to waive this requirement on an individual basis.