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What Qualifications do I need for PMHPP?

Freshman Admission

Incoming freshman students must meet the following requirements to be accepted into PMHPP when completing the inital application to the University:

  • Minimum of 1170 SAT (math + critical reading) or 26 ACT
  • High school GPA of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Admitted to an academic major at the University

How do I Apply?

A qualified freshman should check the appropriate box on the application when applying to the University to be reviewed for admission into the program. The secondary admission process is open at the end of each semester. Current students should talk to their advisor about their intent to apply.
 

Undergraduate Secondary Admission Process

Applications will be considered at the end of each academic term (December 1st, May 1st, August 1st) after all final transcripts are received. All currently enrolled Duquesne University upperclassmen applicants will be required to participate in a successful interview with the PMHPP during the semester of application before admission is granted; freshmen applicants are not required to participate in an interview.

Interested students must meet the following admissions criteria to be considered; they also must complete the Secondary Admission application, GPA worksheet, and provide a resume detailing all volunteer, shadowing, or observation hours. Final grades will be confirmed via an official University transcript from all schools where college coursework was completed.

Secondary Admission Requirements:
  • Minimum of a 3.25 Science GPA and 3.25 Math/Science GPA
  • Minimum Cumulative (Overall) GPA >3.25
  • No grade lower than a "C" in any science, math or psychology/social science course
  • At least one science course (completed or in progress) at the time of application
  • Be in good standing at the University and within his/her respective School
  • Have at least one full academic year remaining in his/her professional preparation before planning to make application for medical, dental, or other professional school
  • To ensure that the PMHPP has had the ability to impact a student's admission qualification, all transfer UG-PMHPP students must take a minimum of two required PMHPP undergraduate courses before making professional school application.
  • Have enough time remaining in the student's academic major plan of study to benefit from the services of the PMHPP

NOTE: Students must report all applicable grades and GPAs from all institutions where courses have been completed or are in progress.

Secondary Admission Application

Math/Science GPA Worksheet

Transfer Students to the University

The UG-PMHPP only accepts transfer students into the PMHPP who have been formally accepted to an academic major program at the University. To be eligible for consideration for the PMHPP, a transfer student must:

  • Have at least two full academic years of study remaining in his/her academic program upon entering Duquesne University.
  • Have at least one full academic year remaining in his/her professional preparation before making application for medical, dental, or other professional school.
  • To ensure that the PMHPP has had the ability to impact a student's admission qualification, all transfer UG-PMHPP students must take a minimum of two required PMHPP undergraduate courses before making professional school application.
  • Students who meet all of the UG-PMHPP Secondary Admission requirements at the time of transfer to the University, may apply through the Secondary Admission Process to the PMHPP within the specified deadlines: December 1, May 1, or August 1. Please note that the timing of an application may limit course selection and/or availability.
  • Students who have transferred into the University may be required to repeat deficient coursework, because previous academic performance(s) will be considered by the medical, dental, or other health professional schools to which they will be applying. 
  •  All Transfer Students applicants will be required to participate in a successful interview with the PMHPP before final admission is granted.

Undergraduate Student Retention Standards:

Undergraduate student retention standards are the same for students admitted through the Secondary Admission Process as are required of anyone who enrolled beginning in Fall 2014. Please note that even if a freshman student is admitted through Secondary Admission, he/she will be subject to upper level student retention standards. A full description of this policy may be found in the PMHPP Student Handbook.

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA and 3.0 Semester GPA
  • No grade lower than "C" in any course
  • 3.0 Cumulative and 3.0 Semester Math/Science GPA
  • 3.0 Cumulative and 3.0 Semester Science GPA
  • Passing Grade in all PMHP and PBPM courses
  • Continual progress to acquire professional pre-requisites

Minors

The PMHPP does not grant minors.  A Pre-Health minor/track is available for students enrolled in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts or in the Rangos School of Health Sciences (HMS).  These programs are separate from the PMHPP, and students are not automatically enrolled into the PMHPP from these tracks.  Students must apply and meet the PMHPP admission requirements listed above to also be enrolled in our program.  Please click on the above links for more information on those tracks.