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Penn History

Degrees offered and awarded by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1765-2003) in chronological order:

Name of Degree Abbreviation Years in which the degree was offered or awarded
Bachelor of Physic M.B. 1768-1791
Doctor of Physic M.D. 1771-1789
Doctor of Medicine M.D. 1788-present
Master of Medical Science M.Sc.(Med.) 1965-1971
Master of Dental Science M.Sc.(Dent.) 1965-1970
Master of Veterinary Science M.Sc.(Vet.) 1965-1970 (never awarded)
Doctor of Medical Science D.Sc.(Med.) 1965-1970
Doctor of Dental Science D.Sc.(Dent.) 1965-1970 (never awarded)
Doctor of Veterinary Science D.Sc.(Vet.) 1965-1970 (never awarded)
Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology M.S.C.E. 1987-present
Master of Bioethics M. Bioethics 2003-present