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Pre-med and related pre-health professions

Are you interested in pursuing an advanced degree in one of the health professions?

  • Chiropractic
  • Dental
  • Medical (Allopathic or Osteopathic)
  • Optometry
  • Physician's assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatric
  • Veterinary Professional
  • Physical Therapy

UMass Dartmouth prepares undergraduate students for admission to medical and health-related professional programs through its Pre-medical/Pre-health Advising program.  For students who have already received a bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, they are eligible for admission to our Pre-Health Certificate program.  

Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Medical Scholars program—Open to all undergraduate majors

  • If you're applying to UMass Dartmouth with an interest in pre-med or related health professions, please indicate this on your application form, regardless of your declared program of study, so we can offer you appropriate advising and tracking once you're here on campus.

  • Select a major that you would enjoy no matter what your future plans. Currently UMass Dartmouth offers healthcare majors in medical laboratory science, nursing, and clinical psychology. Career decisions can change so be sure you major in a field you would like to work in. The requirements for other allied health professions are determined by the graduate program of interest. Typically, students preparing for medical, dental, veterinary, physician's assistant, and physical therapy schools need to include in their program at least:

If you're currently an undergraduate, transfer, or graduate student at UMass Dartmouth who has developed an interest in pursuing a health professions career, please email

If you've already completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution but need to complete the professional program undergraduate requirements before applying to medical school or a related health professional school, find out more about the Pre-health Professions Certificate.

For more information and advisor assignment, contact


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