Morehouse School of Medicine is one of four medical schools in Georgia. Of the four, only one is public, Augusta University, while the other three, including Morehouse School of Medicine, are private. 

The campus of Morehouse School of Medicine is located in Atlanta. It is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium Inc., which consists of five of Atlanta’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). All medical programs offered by Morehouse School of Medicine fulfill the educational requirements for medical licensing in the United States.

Morehouse School of Medicine is known for being one of the easiest medical schools to get into in the nation based on MCAT scores and median GPA. Additionally, it is known as being one of the more out-of-state friendly medical schools, with 45% of matriculants coming from outside the state of Georgia.

Learn everything there is to know about the requirements, statistics, and how to get into Morehouse School of Medicine, boosting your chances for admission.

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Mission Statement Available Programs Academic Curriculum Application Timeline Admissions Statistics Recommended Courses Tuition and Debt Funding Opportunities Selection Factors Interview Formats Acceptance and Waitlist Information Contact Information FAQs

Mission Statement

Morehouse School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities; increasing the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce; and addressing primary health-care needs through programs in education, research, and service, with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.

Available Programs

Offering a wide range of programs to applicants, Morehouse School of Medicine provides a traditional M.D. and multiple dual degree programs, including M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences M.D./M.P.H Dual Degree, and M.D./MSCR and MSCR/Ph.D. programs.

M.D. Program

The Doctor of Medicine degree, or M.D. program offered by Morehouse School of Medicine, is based on a four-year curriculum that focuses on meeting the underserved’s primary healthcare needs and traditional scientific medicine. Students obtain clinical experience beginning their first year during private office preceptorships. The clinical experience continues throughout the program in the National Center for Primary Care training lab on campus.

M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

The dual M.D./Ph.D. program in Biomedical Sciences combines the full M.D. curriculum with a Ph.D. curriculum-based didactic component and faculty-guided dissertation. Each M.D./Ph.D. student will be required to complete an extensive dissertation in basic and/or clinical sciences to earn their dual degree. Students may enter the M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program after completing their first two years of their preclinical program.

M.D./M.P.H. Dual Degree Program

The M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program is based on a five-year curriculum and is offered to students who have been accepted into the M.D. program. Students will begin their learning in their first year with the M.P.H. program, return to M.D. studies, and then complete a final year of M.P.H. during their fifth year. Otherwise, students also have the option to finish preclinical years and meet the M.P.H. program afterward.

M.D./MSCR and MSCR/Ph.D. Program

The M.D./MSCR and MSCR/Ph.D. program is offered to Ph.D. graduate students and medical students interested in clinical and/or translational research. This program welcomes students from Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory, and Georgia Tech in hopes of providing extensive training to students with an interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research. 

Check out a recap of admission stats, available programs, and interview format

Academic Curriculum

The M.D. program offered by Morehouse School of Medicine follows a four-year curriculum path. First and second-year classes are primarily held at the Hugh M. Gloster Basic Medical Sciences Building on the main campus. Clinical experience during the first year is held in private offices and at the National Center for Primary Care, also located on the main campus. 

In addition to the extensive curriculum, M.D. students are also required to complete at least six clinical elective courses, all of which must be approved to maintain a completely balanced program.

Application Timeline

You can view the general medical school application timeline of the Morehouse School of Medicine application process below. Since this information is constantly updated, it is best recommended to check the exact dates and timelines prescribed on the school’s portal.

Admissions Statistics

Here is a look at the typical profile of the admissions cycle for Morehouse School of Medicine:

  • 6,648 total applications received
  • 12% in-state
  • 87% out-of-state
  • <1% international
  • 462 applicants interviewed
  • 105 class size

Profile of the typical entering class includes:

  • Overall acceptance rate = 1.58%
  • In-state = 6.6%
  • Out-of-state = 0.9%
  • International = 0%
  • Average total GPA = 3.63
  • Average science GPA = 3.53
  • Average MCAT = 504
  • Chemical and physical foundations of biological systems = 126
  • Critical analysis and reasoning skills = 125
  • Biological and biochemical foundations of living systems = 126
  • Psychosocial, social, and biological foundations of behavior = 127

Morehouse School of Medicine overall acceptance rate:

Eligibility Requirements

While Morehouse School of Medicine welcomes international students, it is required that anyone holding a bachelor’s degree or another advanced degree from an institution outside of the United States have their transcript certified.  

Morehouse School of Medicine recognizes all credential evaluation services as a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Morehouse School of Medicine can certify degrees of equivalency to degrees and coursework held in the United States through this transcript certification. 

Typically, students applying to any of the programs offered by Morehouse School of Medicine that currently hold coursework or degrees from any of the following countries do not need evaluations and certifications completed:

Recommended Courses

To apply for the M.D. program at Morehouse School of Medicine, you must have completed your baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution within the United States. If you are applying from outside of the United States, you will need to have your coursework adequately evaluated, as previously mentioned. 

It is preferred by admissions that students do not take Pass/Fail grades on any of the required premedical courses. Additionally, it is preferred these classes be handled in a classroom setting rather than online. Math and AP classes are approved as online courses if they show on your transcript. 

All students are required to complete the following prerequisites in their undergraduate studies:

  • Biology with laboratory (1 year)
  • General chemistry with laboratory (1 year)
  • Organic chemistry with laboratory (1 year)
  • Physics with laboratory (1 year)
  • College-level mathematics (1 year)
  • English including composition (1 year)

Tuition and Debt

The average graduate indebtedness for Morehouse School of Medicine is $250,324 upon completion of their programs.

Annual Tuition

  • In-state students: $83,044
  • Out-of-state students: $83,044

Breakdown of Annual Feed and Insurance

  •  Tuition and fees: $47,514
  • Other = $31,373
  • Health insurance = $4,157

Funding Opportunities

In addition to the federal loan programs available to Morehouse School of Medicine students, several medical school scholarships and grants are available. 93% of the students at Morehouse School of Medicine are currently receiving financial aid.


The university strongly recommends that students apply for outside scholarships to help reduce their student loan debt. Thankfully, they provide resources to anyone looking for scholarships, including information about the following funding opportunities:

  1. Ty Cobb Scholarship
  2. George and Pearl Strickland Scholarship
  3. Merit Scholarships
  4. Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
  5. National Health Services Corp (NHSC)
  6. Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
  7. MSM Chick-fil-A Westside Service Scholarship


In addition to scholarship information, Morehouse School of Medicine also provides students with information regarding the CARES Act directly from its admissions website. Apply directly through the Morehouse School of Medicine Financial Aid CARES Act page. 

Eligibility requirements for the CARES Act include:

  • Completion of a FAFSA for 2019-2020
  • Detailed documentation (i.e., bills, bank statements, etc.) regarding the expenses incurred due to COVID-19
  • Enrolled for Spring 2020 at least 6 hours for the semester
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress during Spring 2020
  • Must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must not be in Default of any Federal loan
  • Must not be enrolled in a completely online program (Also per Federal regulations)

Selection Factors

Morehouse School of Medicine looks at several different selection factors in applicants, including intelligence, preparedness, motivation, and aptitude. To determine these factors, the school looks at:

  1. MCAT scores
  2. Academic achievements
  3. Academic improvements
  4. Balance and depth of academic programs
  5. Course difficulties
  6. Other indications of maturation and learning ability

The Admissions Committee also takes into consideration extracurricular activities, which may include any of the following:

  1. Hobbies
  2. Work
  3. Research projects
  4. Experience
  5. Activities in line with the school’s mission
  6. Evidence of pursuing interests and talents in depths

On a more personal level, Morehouse School of Medicine also looks within each applicant regarding personal character. Some of the primary characteristics the committee is looking for include:

  1. Responsibility
  2. Compassion
  3. Honesty
  4. Motivation
  5. Perseverance

Making an in-depth analysis of each applicant depends on all aspects of the applicant’s file, including academic record, medical school letters of recommendation, medical school personal statement, supplemental application, and interview.

High priority is given to residents of Georgia who fall within qualifications. On the other hand, any students, including Georgian residents, who have been dismissed from another medical school will not be considered for admission at Morehouse School of Medicine.

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Interview Formats

Interviews are only held for approximately 5% of Morehouse School of Medicine applicants. The selection is made based on the application data upon those who appear to merit serious consideration.

Morehouse School of Medicine interviews are one-on-one interviews, which follow a schedule that includes:

  • Visit with Financial Services
  • Overview of curriculum, facilities, and student support
  • Campus tour
  • Two one-on-one interviews with faculty
  • Lunch with the dean of admissions
  • Tour of one clinical medical facility
  • Information regarding admission committee decision process and timelines
  • Information regarding commitment to a diverse class

Acceptance and Waitlist Information

Applicants who receive an offer of acceptance from Morehouse School of Medicine are required to submit a letter of intent, which must be sent within two weeks. Acceptance letters come out beginning in November. You can request a written extension. Otherwise, you must send a $100 reservation deposit with your letter of intent which can be refunded if you withdraw before April 30.

The waitlist for Morehouse School of Medicine typically holds around 200 positions per cycle. Admissions are offered on a rolling schedule. Applicants who are not offered acceptance and not rejected get placed on an alternate list. 

Contact Information

Morehouse School of Medicine homepage

Morehouse School of Medicine admissions website

Morehouse School of Medicine MD Program homepage


1. What is the overall acceptance rate?

The overall acceptance rate at Morehouse School of Medicine is 1.58%.

2. What is the average GPA?

The average GPA for acceptance at Morehouse School of Medicine 3.63, with a science GPA of 3.53.

3. What is the average MCAT?

The average MCAT for Morehouse School of Medicine is 504. A breakdown of the MCAT scores are as follows:

  • Chemical and physical foundations of biological systems = 126
  • Critical analysis and reasoning skills = 125
  • Biological and biochemical foundations of living systems = 126
  • Psychosocial, social, and biological foundations of behavior = 127
4. What is the interview format?

The interview format for Morehouse School of Medicine is one-on-one, with only approximately 5% of applicants being invited to interview.

5. How should letters of recommendation be formatted?

Letters of recommendation for Morehouse School of Medicine follow the AMCAS letter service, which requires the following:

  • If your undergraduate institution does not have a Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advisory Committee:
  • A composite letter from the Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advisory Committee of the college you are attending or attended
  • If your undergraduate institution does NOT have a Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advisory Committee:
  • Three official letters from faculty members who have taught or supervised you are required
  • It is preferred that two of the three letters be from the science faculty  
  • If you are taking, or have taken, graduate or post-baccalaureate courses, at least one letter should be submitted from a faculty member who has supervised your graduate work

Letters of recommendation must be prepared on official letterhead, include the date of correspondence, and be signed by your letter writer, with his/her title provided. Letters of recommendation that do not meet these guidelines are considered unofficial and will not be used to evaluate an applicant’s file.

6. Is there a secondary application?

Yes. Secondary applications are sent to all eligible applicants after the preliminary screening by Morehouse School of Medicine Admissions.

7. What kind of extracurriculars are valued by Morehouse?

In addition to academic considerations, Morehouse School of Medicine Admissions also considers other factors in each applicant. Extracurricular activities, hobbies, the need to work, research projects and experiences, and evidence of other activities that align with the school’s mission are highly favored. Additionally, these activities should also display the applicant’s pursuing of personal interests and talents in depth.

8. What is the tuition cost?

Tuition costs for students of Morehouse School of Medicine are is $83,044, including fees, for both in and out of state students.

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