1~2 years master's program that is not for GPA enhancing

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Any graduate MS program that isn't an SMP.

If you're interested in public health, you may want to consider an MPH.
 
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thank you guys. I am generally interested in biochem or genetics cause I love problem solving. I found two programs that are not titled as "SMP," but directors from both programs said "Most students use our program for GPA enhancing purpose." These are the ones I found.

(1) USF Medical Science master
http://gradaffairs.health.usf.edu/preprofessional.html

The director said,
The master's degree is an academic enhancer to someone who has already completed all the requirements for medical school, but seeks a master's degree to improve their GPA and/or show medical schools that they can do graduate level coursework in biomedical sciences.


(2) Tulane Human Genetics master
http://www.haywardgenetics.tulane.edu/education.php?page=Masters

The director said,
Yes, I think many of our students use the program to enhance their GPA, which do not need, but in addition, it does lay a great foundation for medical studies. And we have a clinical approach, so the students like the course work. So there are a number of reasons people join our program

So, they don't have the exact appellation, SMP like the one in Georgetown, but they do have the GPA enhancing purpose, so does this mean they are SMPs?
 

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It sounds like you want a MS in biochem or genetics. Take the GRE and go to grad school at a university. Take some grad classes and do a thesis. Plus, if you can apply for graduate assistantships and get tuition paid + stipend.
 

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How would med schools look at me if I want to quit 2 year long master's program after a year?

I am in the final process of getting my green card and in the worst case, I may be unable to apply during this upcoming cycle. But there is a high chance that I would get it this upcoming Fall.
 

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some med schools may accept you on the contingency that you are finishing your degree before matriculation. i would try to find 1 year MS programs but I doubt they exist for something like biochem. it would have to be non-thesis and you would probably have to pay with loans (no assistantships available).

looking around universities in my home state, i found a 1 year MS program in anatomy that looks interesting especially for a premed.

edit: it's not an MS but a "certificate" but it doesn't really matter.
 
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