• The program welcomes community site suggestions from the students, but it must be approved by KGI faculty. Considering our students will reside in cities across the country, we know that you may have existing connections or interest with sites in your area. If you are unable to find a site, we will help you find a community site.

  • 2.80 or higher

  • There are no prerequisite majors or courses for this program. We are looking to recruit a diverse group of students, regardless of their previous background or coursework. We are focused on admitting students who are dedicated to working in underserved or underrepresented communities. Community service is strongly encouraged.

  • The Master of Science in Community Medicine is somewhat similar to a Master of Public Health, but with distinct differences:

    • A Master of Public Health is broad, with a focus on theories. A general public health graduate degree prepares public health professionals to work in a wide range of public health and community settings, and whose general purpose is to improve health.
    • KGI’s Master of Science in Community Medicine is a focused, skills, and knowledge-based graduate degree that prepares leaders and practitioners who work in underserved and underrepresented communities. Graduates will decrease demand for medical care services by improving health and preventing disease and illness while maintaining respect for the community members’ cultural norms and health priorities.

    Read more about the differences between a MPH and MSCM.

  • After graduating with an MSCM degree, students are qualified to enter the workforce directly or seek further training as physicians or other health professionals.

    Top potential occupations (entering the workforce directly):

    • Public Health Advisor
    • Medical Administrator
    • Health and Wellness Director
    • Healthcare Educator
    • Community Health Researcher
    • Community Health/Services Director
    • Health Equity Director
    • Managed Care Director
    • Director of Primary Care Practice Management
    • Entrepreneur 

    Top potential occupations (after additional professional training):

    • Physician
    • Pharmacist
    • Physician Assistant/Physician Associate
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Dentist
    • Athletic Trainer
    • Social Worker