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Medical Science at University of Pennsylvania

If you plan to study medical science, take a look at what University of Pennsylvania has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 26,552 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Medical Science section at the bottom of this page.

UPenn Medical Science Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Medical Science

UPenn Medical Science Rankings

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Medical Science Student Demographics at UPenn

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the medical science majors at University of Pennsylvania.

UPenn Medical Science Master’s Program

75% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 25% of medical science master's degrees went to men and 75% went to women.


Of the students who received a medical science master's degree from UPenn, 75% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a master's in medical science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 24
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That Medical Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in medical science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Medical Scientists 7,970 $114,370
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Epidemiologists 130 $79,690


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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