What qualifications do I need to apply to the Post-Baccalaureate (PB-PMHPP) Program?

To be considered for the PB-PMHPP, an applicant must:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of ≥ 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; relevant post-baccalaureate coursework also will be considered.
  • Have a minimum 2.75 Math/Science GPA for all relevant math/science coursework, and this includes ALL attempts, taken from all institutions attended
  • Submit final transcripts that demonstrate no final D or F grades, with no more than one repeat of courses in which D or F grades were earned.
  • Have chosen a specific medical or health discipline to pursue 
  • Have demonstrated knowledge and experiences in the area of interest (eg, shadowing, volunteer, observation experiences)
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Special consideration will be given to students who have not taken the professional school admission test (eg, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or GRE); however, if an applicant has taken one of those the examinations before applying to the PB-PMHPP, he/she must share those results with the PMHPP and should not retake the examination until the PB-PMHP program is completed.

How Do I apply?                  

The on-line application  for Fall 2022 is now closed.  The application for Fall 2023 will open on November 1.

  • Complete applications received before April 1st will be given priority for review and consideration; all supplemental materials must be received for an application to be considered "complete".
  • Our deadline has been extended to June 1st for completed applications. While applications may continue to be accepted after June 1st at the discretion of the PMHPP,  we cannot guarantee course availability after this date.
  • A career changer applicant who has intentions of starting classes in the summer should apply to the PB-PMHPP no later than February 1.
  • If you are interested in the combined PMHPP Certificate-Masters option, you must gain acceptance into the PB-PMHPP BEFORE the application materials will be considered for the desired masters degree program
  • A Certificate-Masters applicant should NOT apply for his/her intended masters degree program through the University on-line graduate application unless instructed to do so from the PMHPP. The PMHPP will forward all supplemental application materials to your chosen program once acceptance into the PB-PMHPP is determined.  An applicant applying to one of the masters programs is subject to that specific program's standards, deadlines, and space availability; admission to a masters program is not guaranteed even if a student is accepted into the PB-PMHPP.

The PB-PMHPP will not review an application that is not "complete".  The on-line application AND all supportive documents must be received by June 1st.  We cannot guarantee course availability after this date.

Incomplete applications, application materials that are not received according to the manner described in the instructions, or received after the deadline will NOT be reviewed and will be automatically rejected by the program.  It is the applicant's responsibility to be aware of all deadlines, and follow all submission requirements.

Graduate Student Retention Standards

Students who gain acceptance and matriculate into the PB-PMHPP must maintain the following standards to remain in the program:

  • No grade lower than a "C" in any course.  A student may repeat a course once to achieve passing grade
  •  Minimum overall GPA of ≥ 3.0
  •  Minimum semester GPA of ≥ 3.0; A student may fall below this semester GPA only once, but may not fall below this standard in any subsequent semesters
  • Minimum semester and overall math/science and science GPAs of ≥ 3.0;  A student may fall below the math/science and science GPA only once, but may not fall below this standard in any subsequent semesters
  • Must be in good standing with the University and, if enrolled in a master's degree program, within his/her respective degree program

 Have additional questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.