Application & Instructions

The application for Fall 2022 will open on December 1, 2021.

PB-PMHPP Application Steps

Step 1

Complete the on-line graduate applicationPlease choose graduate from the drop-down menu with the area of study as Post-Bacc Pre-Med.

**Weekend Pharmacy or Second Degree Nursing applicants should NOT fill out the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical and Health Professions application.  Please apply to those programs specifically. 

Step 2

After hitting submit, the application checklist will appear with supplemental items that will need to be sent to the PB-PMHPP office in order to complete your application.  Some materials may be uploaded on-line directly by you, while others need to be official documents.  Please see an explanation as to what is needed below:

Items that may be uploaded by the applicant include:

  • Completed Math/Science GPA worksheet. Note: all post-secondary math and science (biology, chemistry and physics) course work must be included; if a course was taken more than once, ALL attempts should be included in the calculation.
  • A personal statement, maximum one page in length, (single-spaced, 12pt. font), describing your professional goals, why you want to study that discipline, what you have done to prepare for that discipline and what you hope to gain from the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Program specifically.  (You should not be using a general personal statement that you have used for other applications.)  Note:  If also planning to apply to one of our dual masters programs, you may need to include a separate, brief statement as to why you wish to pursue that degree path.
  • A CV or resume that includes all of your volunteer, research, shadowing, employment and/or other pre-application experiences that support your intent to pursue medical or health professional programs (eg. medical scribe, dental observations).  Please provide information about those experiences that includesa description of the experience, time interval, total hours, and summary of activities/responsiblities.
  • Copies of any previously submitted professional school applications (e.g. AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, etc.) made to medical or health professional schools

Items that MUST be sent from official source:

  • Official transcripts sent directly from ALL post-secondary institutions where you earned credit.  These should be sent electronically (preferred) from the post-secondary institution to pmhpp@duq.edu or we also accept official transcripts via US Mail.  Please do not send transcripts to the Admissions office.
  • Two letters of recommendation that speak to your academic ability, social skills, qualifications for your intended profession, and other professional attributesThese letters should be written with the specific intent to attend the PB-PMHPP.  Letters may be sent one of two ways:
    • Via email by including your recommender's contact information on the application in which they will be sent further instructions on how to send the letter electronically.
    • Via US mail by giving them the printed instructions included in the application. These letters should be in sealed envelopes with the recommender's signature written across the back.     
  • We do not encourage nor require you to take graduate admissions tests, however, if you have already done so, please submit official score reports of all graduate tests taken. (e.g. MCAT, DAT, GRE, or OAT) You must submit copies of all official score reports.  Failure to report your attempts and scores could result in your dismissal from the program, if admitted.

 Any items being mailed may be sent to: 

Duquesne University Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs
600 Forbes Avenue
700 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Deadline

The PB-PMHPP application deadline is May 1st,; the application and supplemental materials must be submitted by this deadline.

Completed applications received by April 1st (this includes all supplemental materials) will be given priority for review and consideration.

Please note that while the application cycle extends to May 1st, the PB-PMHPP cannot guarantee course availability for applicants who apply after April 1st. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but no later than May 1st. 

New cohorts begin each fall only.  A career changer student may request to begin a pre-requisite course sequence over the summer in order to expediate his/her timeline, depending on timing and availability.

Note: Career Changer applicants are encouraged to apply before February 1, if, upon acceptance, they plan to begin classes during the summer of the application year.

Please note that if any false, misleading or non-factual information submitted as part of the application and/or enrollment process is discovered it will be cause for immediate rescindment of an interview or acceptance.