Medical School Math Requirements and Recommendations

The Office of Career Services at Harvard University has compiled data from the 2014-15 version of the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) publication on what each of 142 U.S. medical schools listed requires for admission.


They have found that of the 142 schools, 16 require some amount of calculus (with some allowing statistics to substitute for calculus), 40 require some amount of college math, and 16 require some amount of statistics (with some allowing calculus to substitute for statistics). Click on the
spreadsheet for more details. [An older version of the spreadsheet is also available: 2013-14]

 

 

Click on the links below to view the list of required and recommended math courses for each U.S. medical school as listed in earlier versions of the Medical School Admissions Requirements book.

Information from the 2010-2011 MSAR

Information from the 2011-2012 MSAR

The 2012-13 MSAR no longer lists the specific course requirements of each medical school. It refers to a study that "recommends a shift in focus from requiring specific courses to requiring specific competencies." This version of the MSAR does say that out of 134 U.S. medical schools, 20 require calculus and 32 require college mathematics.